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Deepdale Podcast – Farm Chat, Rachel & David of Moon Gazer Ale, Melton Constable, Snettisham & Wild Ken Hill – January 2021

Thanks for listening to the January 2021 episode of the Deepdale Podcast. Lovely to have you with us, hope you enjoy hearing about Deepdale Farm, Deepdale Camping and the local area.

This month we have Farm Chat, an interview with Rachel & David from Moon Gazer Ale, 2 favourite places of Deepdale Crew, and a new addition to the Deepdale Podcast, a book recommendation.

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Farm Chat with Nathan & Jason

Nathan and Jason chat about becoming officially certified by Organic Farmers & Growers, as Deepdale Farm begins its journey towards being an organic farm. Also chat about ongoing work with Norfolk Rivers IDB to help drainage on the farm, and the tree planting programme we are about to start.

Interview with Rachel & David of Moon Gazer Ale

Our lovely friends chat about what inspired them to start the brewery (formerly known as Norfolk Brewhouse), their range of ales & lagers, and the story behind Moon Gazer brew names including Jigfoot and so many others.

To buy ales & lagers from Moon Gazer Ale, please head to their website for various options –

Chris’ Favourite Place – Walk around Melton Constable

Chris explains to us how watching the wildlife and seasons in the local area around Melton Constable is great for the sole and his mental health during the last year of uncertainty.

Andy’s Favourite Place – Snettisham Beach & The Ken Hill Estate

Andy is discovering his local area, enjoying the wide open spaces of Snettisham Beach, and the rewilding of The Ken Hill Estate.

Book Recommendation – Irreplaceable: The fight to save our wild places

A lockdown discovery by Chris, this lovely book will bring out your passion for your local wildlife, and help you understand what you see every day.

Enjoy this months podcast and we look forward to you joining us next month. You can subscribe through most podcast directories & apps by searching Deepdale Podcast, through Castbox (our host), iTunes , or using the RSS feed

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We’ll be back in February with our next episode, but in the meantime if you’d like to listen to previous episodes you can find them on your podcast provider or head to our websites or to see the whole back catalogue. The December 2020 episode is a must, as Chris gives us his music release recommendations from 2020.

Thanks again for listening, stay safe and well in these strange times, and hope we’ll see you back at Deepdale in the not too distant future.

To follow the story of Deepdale Farm’s transition to organic, please see the farm website

David from Moon Gazer Ale refers to The Names of the Hare poem, where they have drawn inspiration for their beer names. We thought you might enjoy the poem …

The Names of the Hare

Translation from the Middle English by Seamus Heaney

The man the hare has met
will never be the better of it
except he lay down on the land
what he carries in his hand—
be it staff or be it bow—
and bless him with his elbow
and come out with this litany
with devotion and sincerity
to speak the praises of the hare.
Then the man will better fare.

‘The hare, call him scotart,
big-fellow, bouchart,
the O’Hare, the jumper,
the rascal, the racer.

Beat-the-pad, white-face,
funk-the-ditch, shit-ass.

The wimount, the messer,
the skidaddler, the nibbler,
the ill-met, the slabber.

The quick-scut, the dew-flirt,
the grass-biter, the goibert,
the home-late, the do-the-dirt.

The starer, the wood-cat,
the purblind, the furze cat,
the skulker, the bleary-eyed,
the wall-eyed, the glance-aside
and also the hedge-springer.

The stubble-stag, the long lugs,
the stook-deer, the frisky legs,
the wild one, the skipper,
the hug-the-ground, the lurker,
the race-the-wind, the skiver,
the shag-the-hare, the hedge-squatter,
the dew-hammer, the dew-hoppper,
the sit-tight, the grass-bounder,
the jig-foot, the earth-sitter,
the light-foot, the fern-sitter,
the kail-stag, the herb-cropper.

The creep-along, the sitter-still,
the pintail, the ring-the-hill,
the sudden start,
the shake-the-heart,
the belly-white,
the lambs-in-flight.

The gobshite, the gum-sucker,
the scare-the-man, the faith-breaker,
the snuff-the-ground, the baldy skull,
(his chief name is scoundrel.)

The stag sprouting a suede horn,
the creature living in the corn,
the creature bearing all men’s scorn,
the creature no one dares to name.’

When you have got all this said
then the hare’s strength has been laid.
Then you might go faring forth—
east and west and south and north,
wherever you incline to go—
but only if you’re skilful too.
And now, Sir Hare, good-day to you.
God guide you to a how-d’ye-do
with me: come to me dead
in either onion broth or bread.

Source of the text – The Rattle Bag, edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes

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