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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Scoffy Toffee

Smoothie Moovie

Smoothie Bike

Take an energetic boy......

add a bike...... boy cycling hard
attached to a dynamo......

A blender attached to the power cable.....

Add heaps of yummy exotic fruit ......

Pedal and blend.....
And WOW! a Fruit Smoothie ....... Fantastic fun and soooo delicious

Fruity Days

yesterday, we concentrated on making apple juice by collecting windfall apples, crushing them in the 'scratter' (apple crusher) and pressing the mash for juice in the apple press. The fresh, clean tasting juice was enjoyed by all.

Today, we are working with fresh foods again. We looked at Leeks and Potatoes that can be made into soup and we got some fresh herbs and garlic from the garden.
The teachers made the soup for everyone, using all fresh ingredients and we ate it by the fire in the yurt during a rainstorm. All warm and cosy. Everyone really enjoyed it.

After lunch we looked at fresh fruit, pineapples. melons, blueberries, strawberries and bananas. We looked at the labels to see how far the fruit had travelled and where it was grown. Then we made fruit smoothies by having fun with the smoothie bike.

And to end with we made some toffee apples with the apples we harvested from the trees. Sticky and fun.

Cricket Bat Making

We went for a walk in the fields to gather some straight sticks of hazel...

Fashioned into Cricket Bats on the wood turner.....
Now THAT's Cricket!!!

The Roof is Almost Complete

We managed to finish the roof up to the very last panel today!

I think we may need Jo's help in fitting the tricky last bit!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Reaching New Heights

Cracking on with the build, the new ceiling goes up swiftly

Kids and students make an impressive team :)

A Collection of Boot Up Photos

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Garden Art - Leaf Printing

Making Christmas Wrapping paper using leaves as inspiration from the garden

The Big Squeeze

The First Press for the new Apple Press

We have borrowed the 'scratter' (apple crusher) from the Gardeners at Tremough Campus. We have picked up barrowloads of windfall apples in the orchards and off we go!
Pints of yummy fresh apple juice.... just so satisfying

Fixing the 'scratter' - a few technical hitches - a bucket and a bin bag and....Hey Presto!

Gardening & Garlic

It' so good to be back at the allotments, lots of work to do to get them up and running.
Garlic cloves dug up from last year's crop

Gone for a cuppa

Re-digging the beds
Compost Bins reinstated

Sunday, 21 November 2010


One ton of woodchip

One muddy pathand lots of hard work
Safe paths