Can you add a note to Skills Online that the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt and Dorset Young Farmers Annual Hedging Competition will take place at Hydes Farm, Kings Stag, Sturminster Newton on Sunday 1st of March 2020. Details from Peter Fitzgerald on 01747 840 895 or Charlie Mayo on 07980 851 273
Also Congratulations to Laura Tunstall and Jon Gaskins on the safe arrival of Hecate Wren on Tuesday 21st of January. She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz.
Apologies for previous message, wrong date. The correct information is below:
23rd Annual “Skills of the Hills” Event
Saturday 7th March 2020
Regency House, Hemyock. EX15 3RQ
By kind permission of Mrs Jenny Parsons.
The Blackdown Hills Hedge Association Competition will be on:
Saturday 4th March 2017
At Chubbs Farm, Alston. EX13 7LG
By kind permission of Messrs. Bill and Philip Short.
Further information can be found here: http://www.bhha.info/pg/evt/evt2017.aspx
This course has now been confirmed. You can book a place here: https://www.drst.org.uk/pg/course/coursedet.aspx?id=101
Profitable Hedgerows with Machine Demos, 2nd December 1000-1400
Gray’s Cider Farm, Tedburn St Mary EX6 6AN
Presentation by hedgerow expert Ross Dickinson, followed by farm Walk, demo of tree shears, branch logger etc. and lunch.
Please contact Katharine Lowrie Katharine.email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Traditional Management of Devon Hedges
The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
A Practical Introduction with Jeremy Weiss
This six-day course will cover all aspects of the management of Devon Hedges in the traditional way and will include the following:
* Bank repairs with turf (turf hedging) and stone (stone facing)
* Tool sharpening
* Hedge plant identification
* Hedge steeping (laying)
* Management of hedgerows for wildlife conservation
* Brash management
* Efficient bonfire
* Faggot making
* Casting up
* Logging branch wood in the field
* Making biochar from hedge brash
It will be a mainly practical course, but there will be an element of theory and plenty of time for questions and discussions. The course will run from 9am until 4:30pm on the following dates:
12th and 13th of September
26th and 27th of September
10th and 11th of October
Course cost: £200
To book a place please call 01822 890912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org