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Making Hay – and dodging the rain

Summer in the South of England is often referred to as two sunny days and a thunderstorm. We had the sunny days but despite the black clouds the promised thunderstorms did not materialise. With no rain forecast for a week … Continue reading

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Photos on the Lynchmere Commons

Since Eva and Garry Venny left us to pursue their smallholder interests and a less frantic life up in the borders there is something of a vacuum for posting on the Lynchmere Commons blog. I will try to fill the … Continue reading

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Another pleasant day amongst the

Bracken, bramble and gorse. Today we carried on with clearance work along the wheelchair access path on Lynchmere Commons. The lovely day brought a good turnout of volunteers and as you can see a couple of our Duke of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Orchard blues

Once again it was time to tidy the community orchard and have a bit of a get together. We were hoping to have a bit of an apple tasting as well as the apple trees had finally reached the stage … Continue reading

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Make hay while the sun shines….

the saying goes. And how right it is – a little while ago we cut the first half of grass in Roundabouts field and after a few nice days some of our regulars learned how to use our ‘new’ baler … Continue reading

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nature reserve or safari park?

At the weekend we started to get reports that an emu had been spotted on the commons. The bird seemed not too shy and was marching along the fence near the log pile before disappearing into the undergrowth.   By … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods……….

You may see – in the distance – something black and white amongst the trees ….. Our latest helpers – some Belted Galloway Cattle to help with grazing and browsing to keep the Commons open and under control. Our grazier … Continue reading

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