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Blackbrook Farm

On Saturday morning we headed out to Blackbrook Farm on the edge of the Peak District, nestled in the Rivelin Valley. After hearing a brief history of the farm, we set to work on a variety of odd jobs. A few people picked all the remaining apples off the trees, now without leaves so looking a bit strange and in need of picking. Some of us picked the remaining tomatoes off the plants in the polytunnel and cleared it out ready for next year's crop. A yurt was in need of assembling for an upcoming event so a couple of people took this challenge. It seemed to be a pretty complicated structure to put up that required a lot of imagination! The final few people helped to build a huge bonfire for the evening. The rain didn’t make it look that promising however we’ve been informed that it was a success that evening! With all our hard work we finished off the jobs before lunch. Louise kindly provided us with tea and cake which we enjoyed while sheltering from the rain. This then left us with the afternoon free. We took the opportunity to go for a walk through Fox Hagg nature reserve to the Rivelin dams and then continued along and up Wyming Brook. Though it was pouring by this point it was still really beautiful and we all enjoyed the extra time in the fresh air! Thank you to Blackbrook Farm for having us (and for giving us a load of apples and tomatoes) and thank you to all the volunteers that came along.

Have a look at the gallery below to see what we got up to! Photos courtesy of Candice.

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