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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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Skips

We now have three skips on site: one for scrap metal, one for tyres, and one for general rubbish.  The metal one is undersized.  2 metre sheets of corrugated iron (of which I have quite a few) won’t lie flat … Continue reading

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Cold

We moved into Hunters Farm at the end of October. Currently our only source of electricity is our diesel generator.  We run this all day, turning it off last thing at night.  My first job in the morning is to … Continue reading

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The Hunters Farm blog

Welcome to the Hunters Farm blog, and my very first post in the blog. Hunters Farm is a small estate of approximately 25 acres, near Brightling in East Sussex. It will be lived in by me, my wife Caroline, and … Continue reading

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