Spring has sprung, or so they say

Spring has sprung, or so they say

The first day of spring was a warm and sunny day, but with warnings of a cold change, the last bite of winter is yet to come.

It is a busy time on the farm, getting ready for the spring and into summer growing season, and we also welcome our first wwoofer of the season, Jana from Germany

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We like to try to limit our wwoofers to the spring to autumn times of years, it is hard to motivate myself in the cold winter, and it can be just plain miserable outside.

We have a little fun and a lot of work planned for the next month.

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Our first event is a festival at Springwood NSW called “Springtopia”, we love going to events in the Blue Mountains, great enthusiastic people and a great community’s.

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It is on the 6th September at Springwood Public School with all proceeds going to the R.F.S

If you are around the mountains, pop in and say” Hi”

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Midweek in Mudgee is the annual GreenDay, this is a day the Watershed Landcare organise and run which get students from the local primary schools involved in, Rueben Meerman, a surfer, physicist, and ABC presenter is the keynote speaker

Students will attend three different workshops delivered by presenters from NSW Local Land Services – Central West, Red Hill Environment Centre, Niche Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Di Lusso Estate, Crave Natural and Short Sheep Micro-Winery and Vineyard.

Students will learn about catchments, how water is used to grow grapes, participate in a waterbug workshop and even make Water Kefir smoothies!

This year, Green Day is being held at Mudgee Showground, between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

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Lamb marking is also planned, along with a little fencing, these are the normality and the work part of the farm.

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Jana has already prepared one garden bed, planted with corn, lettuce, zucchini and Fodder beet, more beds are planned with beans and tomatoes.

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Finally we have a Poultry dispatching day planned for the 5th October, we have had a great response and it is  already fully booked out.

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This will be a hands on day, from killing a chicken all the way to the freezer or straight to the cooking pot.

Participants can bring their own bird if they have one, we have several roosters that we need to do.

If you are interested in attending one of these days, drop us a email and let us know, we will be hosting another day soon.