The birth of a cider orchard

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FORAGERS’ ORCHARD TAKES SHAPE231 apples trees (9 cider varieties augmented by some desserts, cookers and crabs) were planted in late March 2015 on an old, long-established wildflower and grass meadow.The planning stage was a vital part of the processNewly planted trees - March 2015To stake or or not to stake - that was the question??Our grass management team of 3 blackface ewes and 1 texel/mule wether
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Foragers' first season is now in full swing

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Fresh Cut Herbs Now Ready for HarvestingWe are now in full swing in this our first season.  We're still doing lots of building work in the polytunnels (raised beds and irrigation systems), erecting tree guards in our cider orchard (a bit of a Forth Rail Bridge job) and developing what will be our cider house & studio.The crazy cold & wet spring/summer has meant that many plants are quite
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Orchard Ready for Tree Planting

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Our 2 acre field will soon be an orchard.  9 varieties of cider apple trees are being planted in the next week or so.  Better get the spade out! With the windbreak/deer fence now complete and the sheep decanted to another area we are now marking out the location of the trees. OCD was kicking in so I think our lines are straight enough and spacing accurate using a low tech method with 5m measuring
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Forager's New Website

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We have finally published our shiny new (and responsive) website designed by The McAlpine Partnership (that's us by the way). We like variety in our lives and farming and graphic/web design certainly gives us that! (It's good to have an excuse to stay indoors when the weather is bad).foragersfoods.co.uk
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Mobile homes arrive on site

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Following completion of the barn and connection of the services, the next stage is delivery of our mobile homes.  In order to establish and operate Foragers effectively it's imperative that we live on site, so the McAlpine family is all set to downsize and move to Wester Balfunning Farm very soon.  A great opportunity to get rid of all the accumulated and often unnecessary junk we have gathered
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Help were stuck!

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It took two tractors to pull this heavy JCB tele-handler out of the soft stuff. Thanks to our neighbours Gordon and Malcolm for coming to the rescue at very short notice.
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Progress continues apace at Wester Balfunning

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Building work starts on the first building at Foragers Foods.  Our barn and cider house should be completed early May.Most of the steelwork erected in 1 daySafety netting in preparation for roofing
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Construction starts at Wester Balfunning

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Drew Graham Contracting Ltd. arrived on site today to get the project started.  Here's hoping for a spell of dryer weather to help us get the groundworks completed asap.
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The McAlpine Partnership t/a Foragers Foods
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Balfron Station, Glasgow, G63 0NF,
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