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SHED LIGHTING & POWER

The electrical installation was provided as a charitable donation by GFX Power Ltd with the majority of products donated free or heavily discounted by G2 Electrical Wholesalers Ltd. Mike from GFX Power spent four days down at the shed installing the lighting and power ring mains, consumer unit and meter.

A massive thank you to both companies for a great job, and a generous donation.

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THE BIG CLEAR OUT

We managed to get in to our new shed and start clearing out several decades of farm storage to make space for the electrical installation. A real tough day for the volunteers that came along to spend their easter holiday getting dirty and dusty, but the sun was out and the tea was flowing. (Pictured from left to right Roger, Ray, Pete, Buzz, Jon, Mike - Neill behind camera)

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POLYTUNNEL HELPING HAND

Several of the members (Pete, Neill, Ray, Mike, Graham, Steve, Richard and Buzz) gave a helping hand to another local charity called 'Green Care at Norton' who are a therapeutic gardening project based in Letchworth. Standalone Farm approached us to help Green Care erect a brand new poly-tunnel at the Farm, which will be used to grow produce for the farm shop. The project took a few days preparing the ground and posts, assembling the metalic framework and hanging the doors.

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OUR NEW HOME

A Christmas present from our friends at Letchworth Heritage Foundation, a place we can now call home.

The Building is a Grade II listed garage situated on the grounds of Standalone Farm, its a bit of a fixer-upper but its in the right hands.

RAY'S SIGN FOR OUR NEW HOME

Ray has idled away a few hours doing some letter cutting, a skill he attained from a short course over 20 years ago.

RAY'S CHERRY MASCHINE STAND

Ray was commissioned to make a custom audio equipment stand for a local music producer, and created a classic looking stand from cherry timber fit for any home or commercial recording studio.

Woodturning with Ray - The Mushroom

One of our trustees had a lesson woodturning from Ray on his Axminster lathe. It was our first video to our youtube channel which was recorded one afternoon last year. It's a simple mushroom carving from a yew tree branch.

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