Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Old Barn’s first theatre show: the final performance of Pigspurt’s Daughter

We’re no theatre critics but this was a great and memorable evening: beautifully constructed, really funny, and forcing us to think differently with different language, ideas and examples. Thank you for the writing and the performance Daisy Campbell, also for … Continue reading

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See a Land Rover – and the Roundhill – in a new light

The classic Land Rover restoration people at Arkonik have put the results of their Roundhill photoshoot on line – take a look.

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Building materials for proposed new storage space

We need more storage space by the barn. We could use a recycled container, we could do a shed. But the right material is local stone cleared off the land. A kind neighbour has offered to help us out with … Continue reading

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Day 9: levelling nearly done

Balmy October weather continues, with a soft mist across the south west that lingered all morning. Gerald deploys his smaller digger (we broke the big one). Hayley and Harry spent the morning planting out snowdrops and English bluebells, Antonio strimmed … Continue reading

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Pigspurtsdottir: live at the Old Barn Fri 19 Oct (not 13th)

Heads up Ken Campbell fans: the metamorphosis of the Old Barn from redundant agricultural building to unique place serving a special social and cultural purpose takes a big step forward this Friday 19 Oct. Daisy Cambell is coming to the … Continue reading

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Day 7 part 2: Gerald gets serious about levelling

Gerald’s delicate touch with the big digger. He has a refined technique of removing the topsoil, levelling the clay underneath then replacing topsoil. We want to get grass sown soon while it’s still faintly warm and wet.

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Working party day 7: full levelling prep (with a side serving of Land Rover photos)

Gerald dug a hole for the tree in about 90 seconds before getting on to the serious business of levelling.  Meanwhile this Land Rover, beautifully restored by Arkonik showed up for a photo shoot Wait till you see the proper … Continue reading

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