Hay making plus BBQ - May
Hosted by Liz & Mick Wright
If you keep livestock you almost certainly will be needing hay. What does it take to grow your own crop of hay?
• Drive out to look at the hay fields
• Overview of the equipment needed
• Planning, growing and harvesting hay
• A BBQ is also on offer with Tilbrook beef burgers plus salad
• BBQ contributions of other locally produced sausages etc will be welcome.
• There is also the chance to meet some of Liz’s donkeys!
Bring and Buy
Details in the FSC Magazine
June - Smallholding visit — What we do and how we got there, hosted by Kim Allen
July - Smallholding visit – The things I get up to, hosted by Belinda Griffin
August - Smallholding visit – Living willow constructions, hosted by John Pegden & Sue Blyth
September - FSC Annual Produce Show, Upwell Village Hall
October - FSC Apple Day
November - Vet Talk, Upwell Village Hall
December - FSC end of year Christmas celebration, Upwell Village Hall
Full details in forthcoming magazines
New monthly photographic competition
The FSC is introducing a new monthly photographic competition commencing from October this year. Club members are invited to submit photographs each month through to September 2017.
The theme should be specifically or even vaguely smallholding-related, and representative of the month submitted.
Photographs should be in digital format and submitted electronically to the following email address:-
Winning entries will be announced at each FSC monthly members’ meeting
The winning photograph each month will be selected for the corresponding month in the 2018 FSC calendar.
Whether you are a serious hobby photographer or someone who takes snaps, your photographs are wanted for the Club calendar. The FSC produces a very attractive and useful calendar each year using photographs contributed by Club members.
[Note: when emailing your pictures take care with the spelling of ‘calendar’ in the email address]
Do you have suggestions for training topics? Do you have a skill you are willing and able to train other Club members in? Please let me know and I will see what I can do. I am currently looking in particular for someone to provide training in wood turning and cheese making.
Contact Lesley Francis Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking a training place
To book your place at training events, please let me know by either email or phone. I will need your name and contact details. For courses with a charge I will hold your place for 10 days to give you time to send your payment to me, Lesley Francis
Please make cheques payable to Fenland Smallholders Club. All places will be booked on a first come, first served basis. If you cannot attend a training meeting, a refund will only be given if your place can be filled.
Our Facebook Group is the place to buy, sell, exchange goods, as well as keeping up to date and getting help.
Have you got things you'd like to sell? Excess produce? Bring them along to the Trading Post at the meetings, price them up and sell them. 10% is donated to the club. No animal produce or live animals can be brought to the meetings, however a photograph with a price could be posted.