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Regions
South West
Type of activity
Gardens, Woodland
Description
Our land is meadow and woodland. We live as greenly as possible. We grow our own vegetables, forage and have our own water supply and solar panels. We use a biomass boiler and grow willow to coppice for fuel. We need help particularly at coppicing time. This involves cutting with hand saws, pruning smaller shoots and stacking to dry.

We manage the meadow to encourage insects, small mammals, amphibians, wild flowers and biodiversity. We also need help in August to mow the meadows. We have a petrol scythe and a hand scythe for the smaller areas. The hay needs to be raked into stacks.

We garden organically and there is often weeding, planting, harvesting or hedge planting to do. This winter we will be doing woodland management, building compost bins and making paths.

We like our wwoofers to feel part of the family, so they eat with us and sleep in our house. If there are more wwoofers some sleep in the cottage next to the house. We have wifi.
Situation
Rural
Host type
Smallholding
Type of people
Family