Hustle in Your Hedgerow

Hustle In Your Hedgerow Make a deliciously tart and fruity Hedgerow Jelly By Mel Sellings Folklore has it that you must pick blackberries “before the devil spits in them” at Michaelmas, around the 29th of September. This is a diabolical explanation for...

A Traction Attraction

Wareham & Purbeck YFC & Vintage Ploughing Match, 5 Oct 2013 Full article from edition 6 including previously unpublished photographs of tractors and their owners. By Geoffrey Stubbs Images by Mike Gale                               Each October as autumn begins to rust the leaves and the...

You Must be Jerkin! Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

The Scott Arms had an injection of Caribbean sunshine when Cynthia Coppack arrived three years ago, bringing her particular vibe and style to this beautiful corner of Purbeck.  Little did Cynthia think when leaving Kingston, Jamaica, that she would...

Star Spores – Dorset Fungus Group

These bizarre, strange looking fungi were recorded back in 2008 by mushroom aficionada Mark Pike of the Dorset Fungi Group (DFG). Weird and wonderful! Words and images by Mark Pike. the Dorset Fungus Group. These are a few of the rarer...

Time Weavers – Withy Lobster Pots

Full article from edition 5 By Geoffrey Stubbs Images by Starlight Photography & G Stubbs   Triangulated above the ancient mine-pocked cliffs of Winspit and Seacombe stands an old chicken shed. It looks a little flimsy for this side of the ridge, being...

Rhubarbylicious – Jam Recipe

  Full recipes from edition 6 The Jammy Bodger Gets Tangy By Mel Sellings Illustration by Helen Young    Love it or hate it, call it fruit or veg, everyone has an opinion about it. I'm talking rhubarb, sometimes called ‘pie plant’. When I first...

Ploughing A Straight Furrow

These photographs record the 2011 Wareham & Purbeck YFC and The Purbeck Vintage Ploughing Committee’s 35th Annual Ploughing Match at Warren Farm, Bere Regis, which took place on 28th September 2011. In this photo essay, photographer Michael Gale captures some...

Mushrooms – The Dorset Fungus Group

Previously unseen, this article continues our series on our fungal friends by Mark Pike, of The Dorset Fungus Group – the mighty DFG! Here, he describes some of the group’s interesting forays during 2015. Words and images by Mark Pike. Some...