Monthly Archives: July 2011

The hop press

Upstairs in the oast is some built-in machinery which we have reliably identified as a hop-press – used to compress the hops into sacks, known as “pockets” . I assume that one would have turned the hand-wheel; a ratchet can … Continue reading

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The snake

I found this snake at the bottom of a stone wall near the back pond. In the first photo you can see its head quite clearly and its body elsewhere in the picture. In the second one you can see … Continue reading

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