Groucho and Farmer Jon's Birthday Bash Weekend
The barn was kitted out for the ceilidh - lots a bails of hay and a stage, and a huge train that the kids loved! Farmer Jon's friends and family joined the has and the food and ale was fantastic. Then the dancing started - see the video below.
A few hashers camped overnight (including the D's, Porridge Gobbler and Alice), but most returned for 11am the next morning. The hash had actually circled up at 11.00 - I've never known that before - we arrived at 11.01 and were declared late! Twin Peaks was the hare, and Spocky was already drinking the beer, and carried his pint as we set off. The start of the trail headed along the lane we finished along the previous day, but we soon headed up the side of the valley. We ran along lots of fields, through copses, and negotiated at least two barbed wire fences. A sweetie stop by a fallen tree was most welcome as most of the pack were struggling. This was a trail of many fish hooks - 10 at each one! Soon we were back on Stoke Hill road, where the longs headed across the road for what was billed as an "interesting" long. Interesting because it headed down a steep valley, with a Ha Ha at the bottom. We rejoined the shorts, and headed along the bridleway back to the farm. There was still beer to finish. Besides the fines, Alice was given a down down, and named "Swinger" (because she stayed the previous night on the farm in a hammock, and Bollards for wearing new (to hashing) shoes.
Thank you to Farmer Jon, Groucho and Bean Bag for organising a fantastic weekend. On On to Uphams Plantation, Woodbury Common, next week.
|River crossing on Saturday after the slurry|
|River crossing on Saturday|
|Sunday Hangover Hash (walk!)|
|Sunday hangover hash sweetie stop|