Archive: November 2011

Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths
Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths

Cutting and bunching up mistletoe for my regular customers and then eating mince pies at the Bringsty Forge Open Day has well and truly put me in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday 26th November 2011 Bringsty Forge held their third public open day in which they invited the general public to view their hand crafted artefacts…

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Herefordshire cider
Herefordshire cider

For the past couple of weeks we have experienced the aroma of apple juice every time we venture outside.  This is because the cider apples have been harvested and collected in the yard ready for transportation to the cider making plant. With over 9,500 acres of cider orchards in Herefordshire, the county produces well over…

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Teme Valley Farmer’s Market
Teme Valley Farmer’s Market

On Sunday, with the sun shining and friends from Oxford visiting, we decided to visit our local Farmer’s Market at The Talbot, Knightwick. The Teme Valley Market is one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the country and is very well attended.  It is held on the second Sunday of each month throughout the year, starting at…

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Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!
Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!

My in-house Editor, aka my father, has informed me that my chickens do not roost in a eucalyptus tree but a Mediterranean pine which was grown from a pine cone by my late Grandmother. My Grandmother was the local primary school teacher in the village of Whitbourne; she grew the pine tree in class from a seed taken from a cone…

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