Sep 30 2012

After a cold, cold night ..


After a cold, cold night ..

Sunday 30th September: Clare and Ruth came to join me in Morvah at 8am (great to see them) .. found me in the field, emerging from the superloo – ‘what’s happened to your FACE?’ ..

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Sep 29 2012

Catching the number 300


Catching the number 300

Saturday 29th September: Low point of the week – catching the number 300, open topped bus from St Ives to Morvah on Saturday, on account of Pip being wrecked. Each time I looked down at him in St Ives he’d be asleep at the end of his lead. Plus he’d developed a limp. Needed a day of R&R. Pity, it was a glorious day, and I was reluctant to miss the Zennor stretch of the coast. I have made a vow to return very soon and do it. Pitched tent in Morvah field with ‘Superloos’ (haha!) in early afternoon, and both slept till bedtime.

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Sep 28 2012

Waving to the seals as I passed around the headland


Waving to the seals as I passed around the headland

Friday 28th September: MADE IT TO GWITHIAN! Beyond Holywell Bay, through MOD land – with threats of non ionising radiation, razor wire, pot shots etc – to Perranporth (full English), to St Agnes (pasty .. Pip likes Cesar dog food: note to self) via a wilderness of disused mine shafts, spoil and heath; then Porthtowan (hot chocolate), Portreath (iced bun) ..

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Sep 27 2012

Gorgeous Cornish beach of Polly Joke


Gorgeous Cornish beach of Polly Joke

Thursday 27th September: Rock to Padstow ferry at 8am, then a long day’s hike via Harlyn Bay, Mother Iveys, across Trevose Head to Booby’s, Constantine, Treyarnon ..

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Sep 24 2012

I ‘ave some ‘eart – Cornish Coast Path


I ‘ave some ‘eart – Cornish Coast Path

Monday 24th September: Tent pitched on a cliff top campsite between Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven ..

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Sep 24 2012

Walking the Cornish Coast Path


Walking the Cornish Coast Path

This is it – I’m setting off from Marsland Water, north of Bude, to walk 312 miles in 14 days. The weather has deteriorated, and my twelve year old has kindly passed his cold to me (thanks Kit!), but my sack is packed ..

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Jan 27 2012

Wind Turbines


Wind Turbines

Wednesday 18th April, Cornwall County Council planning committee narrowly refused our planning application for the 2x20kw turbines. 8 votes against to 7 votes in favour. A very finely balanced decision. We still hope to generate our own sustainable energy on the farm in the future. Organic farming and farm holidays powered by the wind. We understand it’s a contentious issue, polarising opinions in the community. However, it’s one that believe is worth pursuing.

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Dec 14 2011

Our annual charity give-away


This year, as we have done most years, we decided to give-away a few of our organic turkeys to the St Petroc’s Society. St Petroc’s Society was the first organisation in Cornwall to provide accommodation and housing related support services to meet the needs of the single homeless. We think that they do an admirable job in the community and were delighted when Margaret Rail, St Petroc’s Society Administrator, thanked us in the email shown below. What can I say? On behalf of everyone at St Petroc’s and all of our clients a huge THANK YOU for your support. I can’t begin to tell you the difference it makes to be able to provide the Christmas lunches over the holiday period. We really are so grateful. Thank you once again and on behalf of everyone at St Petroc’s I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas.

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Dec 12 2011

Organic Goose Taste Test with Rick Stein


Organic Goose Taste Test with Rick Stein

Our organic free-range goose gets the thumbs-up from Rick Stein in a taste test. Get yours here…

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Aug 08 2011

Lovely Barbecue


Lovely Barbecue

We’re all enjoying the fabulous Cornish weather and were invited to a delicious barbecue by some of our holiday cottage guests. We all had a truly wonderful time, eating and drinking well into the night. Thanks guys!

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