Thursday, 31 October 2013

More Halloween...

Halloween

Fantastic turnout for the party today. Angie painted lots of little faces and Lara had arranged hanging apple bobbing and spider lolly making. We had soup, bread, baked potatoes, horrid finger biscuits and vegan sausage rolls.
All made up, the kids then went off for trick or treating.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Teacher strike

This is what we did today instead of school. Outdoor learning free style with the children playing in the woods and us adults getting on with pulling out weeds.
When it came to lunch time they were very happy to join us for cous cous and Liz' homemade scones.


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Apple picking day with the guys from Brighton permaculture trust.

Well, like last year it rained and rained and rained some more. Unlike last year the pickings were excellent. And the are plenty left on the hills. Now to experiment with ways of storing...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Still Summer!

Amazing day in the garden with sunshine and lovely people, could easily mistake it for summer time. We celebrated Liz' birthday with her bean and chorizo stew and apple cake.
The dig for victory garden was prepared by taking out the grass so it's now ready for the year 6 children next week. There's still lots of weeding for them to do and plenty to be getting on with. Little Elsa did an amazing job carrying all the tufts of grass and pulling them up. She was even annoyed when we were finished. The rest of us were exhausted.
Madeleine planted garlic bulbs, Darren carved a Hawthorne spoon, Mmedo cut the grass, Paul cut wood, Kat moved the Rhubarbs and Liz took care of all the cooking...it was just le any other summer's day. May it last.




Thursday, 3 October 2013

Rainy workday

We always work despite rain!
Harvest is still bountyfull with chard, salads, mustard, beans and squashes in season.
Fancy lunch was had with Liz inviting everyone for pizza from the clay oven. It tasted amazing. We all feel lucky to be sharing good food every week.
Darren popped in with a good catch of wild mushrooms including baby puff balls and fairy ring champignon.
Jo also popped in to ask if we wanted to cook for the school Christmas fair which we obviously said yes to!
The last of the benches around the fire place went in, onions were planted and beds were cleared. What a productive day.