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I’m already juggling plenty of balls but when I arrived at Old Sleningford Farm this morning and was reminded of a promised sheep fleece, I could hardly say no! Normally, the fleeces from the farm’s sheep go round the fruit … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t like to party?

This weekend gone, we were at Old Sleningford Farm for a magnificent party. I didn’t manage to speak to all of the 100 or so guests but every conversation was worth having. I also got some dancing in! Anyway, during … Continue reading

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Whittling and old tights

It was wonderful weather for the workday at Old Sleningford Farm where we go once a month. I took one of my friends and I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. One of the jobs my daughter … Continue reading

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Practice in sawing

One advantage of a rather dreary start to spring is that I’ve had plenty of time to tinker in the house rather than outside. One upshot of this was an attempt to build shelves for an awkward space in my … Continue reading

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It was a great team effort at Old Sleningford today. Loads of new people came along to the volunteer workday and there were loads of regulars as well. This month we were picking damsons (a type of plum) from a … Continue reading

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Scythes and stepping stones

After a weekend of outdoors activity, I am weary but revitalised. Yesterday, we took a trip to Hebden Bridge. Even though I had visited the town several times, I’d never ventured out to the mill at Hardcastle Crags, so that was the … Continue reading

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Bliss point

At the Old Sleningford workday today all the stresses of the last few weeks were swept away. It was great to be out of doors for an extended period of time, with others, achieving something. We were ostensibly sorting out … Continue reading

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