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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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Working party 6: getting down to the heavy lifting

Hayley, Harry and Lorna set out plans and assess the need for some heavy lifting. Hawthorn down. Now we’re really opening up the view to the south. Help comes over the hill in the form of Gerald and his big … Continue reading

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Working party: day four

  Photos: William Heath Bonfire, clearing, strimming and trimming in bright summery late September heat. We discussed location of new walnut tree, hedge cutting and laying, bramble management, drainage and tracks with our very knowledgeable and practical neighbour Paul. Daisies … Continue reading

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Images of Kelston Roundhill by Rachel Wilcox

Kelston Roundhill Autumnal Glow: etching by Rachel Wilcox. We came across this striking image of Kelston Roundhill online, and contacted the artist Rachel Wilcox. We were pleased to hear back from her, telling us her work and how she sees … Continue reading

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