Monthly Archives: March 2013

14. Soft Fruit

As mentioned in the post before, our friends came out of a visit. While Kevin and Kieran went to collect the gate, Ross, Maike and I set about planting Raspberry, Bramble (Blackberry), Gooseberry, Redcurrant, & Blackcurrants. We planted them in circles … Continue reading

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13. Willow collection

Our friend Darius was in search for large amounts of willow to sort a water problem on his local playing pitch and he managed to get it all from Wooplaw Community Woodland (the first Community Woodland in Britain) in the Borders. He invited … Continue reading

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12. Training Courses

Orchard Business Course Both Kevin and I have been attending a “Making Orchards Your Business Course” (ILM Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise) though the Forth Valley Orchards’ Initiative (the same organisation that we did the Orchard Care & Management Training Course in … Continue reading

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11. Second Hand Hens

Before deciding to move out to Blackridge we drew up a list of pros and cons. On the Pro side was written the word ‘hens’. We’ve both thought and talked about getting hens ‘in the future’ and it always seemed to … Continue reading

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