Another lazy Summer - Gazette Issue 7 - 1423 S.R.

Well, here I am again, with my family, safely back in the Shire. I had a great time and came back invigorated with hopefully enough ernergy for another year of editing the Gazette.

Things are busy in the Shire right now, as the Summer Festival is on and that concentrates around the Party Tree as well as that nice fishing spot in Bywater. Lots of strangers can be found on our roads and drinking heavily in our inns. Let's show them Hobbit hospitality, shall we? They'll be gone again soon enough.

As during every Summer, the event schedule is rather thin. I think more Hobbits have taken to travelling during part of the Summer. I hope you will all have a great time and will return safely.

We have just seen the premiere of that famous play "Ode to Old Bloodtusk". Expertly performed by G.O.A.T. Maybe they can be persuaded to do a another performance for all of you who missed it or want to experience it again...

Read more ...



Tuesday 25July 20:30 Pie Shop Lads (and Lassies), Tuckburough More info 
Mathom Tales and Tea
More info
Bards Day Concert
More info soon


 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar Monument
Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
July  19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar monument
 19:30 Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
 19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn

For more events and information make sure to check the Hobbitcalendar!
All the above times are UK time. To get Servertime subtract 5
  • Mathom Tale Tea at the Grand Order's Kinhouse By Lina Willowwood    Good friends, tea, pie and dusty old objects. That's all yer need fer a relaxing, lovely Sunday afternoon. Welcome to a new mathom tea in Songburrow ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:38 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Budgeford Bacon Bash By Lina Willowwood     A pork-flavoured, farm-located Grand Summer Picnic! Come pat the friendly farm animals, eat grand food, marvel at the tranquil Shire farm life and have fun ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:15 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Name the Snake! By LinaWillowwood   It is high time we named the Brockenborings mill snake.Did yer ever wonder why there are so few shrews and mice in Brockenborings? The reason is easy ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Shire Tramps to entertain at the Yard Party By Peppy Bristlebrush   Another Yard Party with a special featured band is coming to us on June 8. This time you'll be entertained by the Shire Tramps. This well ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 3:52 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Oldfurlong Closed fer Repairs By Acorne Oakley   Hiya!That was a wonderful Forest of OAKS on Saturday May 13!!!  I have so many folks ta thank fer makin it so grand....   thanks ta Polnolunie ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 11:06 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Tales of the Shire Night By Nannie   What would life be like without stories? Sitting at yer Gammer's knee, listening wide eyed as she spun those tales which sent shivers up yer spine.  Yet ...
    Posted May 25, 2017, 3:13 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • May 18 Yard Party Surprise Feature (Not The Crazy Ladies of the Forest!) By Toadflax Nosely  Neither me nor Ms. Bilbeto will be able to make it to the Yard Party on Thursday May 18th, but luckily a well-known band agreed to ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 7:36 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Yard Party Special with Department of Harmony and Dance By Toadflax Nosely   Department of Harmony and Song returns to the Yard Party. You know what this means: You gotta come dance!  All good people are welcome at the Bird ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 2:50 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Come join us in the Forest of OAKS! By Acorne Oakley   Hiya!  It be May agin and a lovely time ta venture back inta the forest....the Forest of OAKS  *grins*   Every May I invite back all the ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 2:34 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The Badgers "save The Three-farthing Stone" Protest Rehearsal, Monday 15 May By Lina Willowwood     Rumours are spreading that some entrepreneurial hobbits would like nothing more than to mine straight through the Three-Farthing Stone. This won't stand, this minegression, so ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 7:20 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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  • Swans – Food or Menace? By Toadflax Nosely  While it still remains to be seen whether the recent increase in the number of swans frequenting the villages of the Shire is the result of fowl ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:04 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • On the various types of flour, their properties, and their many uses By Rosafina Diggle  When you reach intro your pantry for the flour, you will most likely be reaching for barley flour, the most common grain grown and milled in the ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 1:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Pondering Potatoes By Rosafina Diggle  Gentle readers, while I am not an expert on the subject of *growing* taters, I am here now to share some of my techniques on *cooking* taters ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2013, 8:28 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Rosafina's Pie-Crust Secrets By Rosafina Diggle    Now, anybody with a bit of hobbit-sense can follow a recipe, and we've all got plenty of that, or at least I should hope so ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 8:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Banana strawberry pie This extraordinary banana-strawberry laden pie will make you want to have seconds after elevenses. A special ingredient is the "banana"... a yellow berry from a tree-like herb that ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2012, 8:20 AM by Byronbrand Stepwise
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  • Poem - King and Queen By Simbolo Rumblebelly   What would the night be without the stars?  That we may admire from afar  And what would the day be without the sun?  That it may shine ...
    Posted May 7, 2017, 2:16 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - the Silly Dragon By Pycella Woodberry   The Silly Dragon   Once there was a land far from here   And there, many dragons dwelt   They spat fire and ruled the skies   Hoarded treasures and enjoyed ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 4:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A hill never climbed By Ponso Pondhopper   The other day I took a stroll,  With no particular aim in mind.  To pass some time, my only goal;  Perhaps to see what I could find ...
    Posted May 7, 2016, 2:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - The Secret of the Battle of the Greenfields By Hollyberye, a Shire cook    The Secret of the Battle of the Greenfields    When Golfimbul woke this very day He was aching for a Hobbit fray He dragged his hideous ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2016, 1:27 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - the Thing that even Bullroarer fears By Lina Willowwood    the Thing that even Bullroarer fears   A taller lad yer never saw  The stoutest Took in farthings four   A full-size steed he rode with pride   His ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 10:42 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A Game of Golf By Ponso Pondhopper   A Game of Golf   Bandobras Took was the son of the Thain    The tallest then alive   It was said, of course he could ride a horse   His ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 10:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - Ode to the Grand Order By Simbo Rumblebelly   A poem written in honour of the Grand Order's Eigth Anniversary. In a time when there are many bad things going on, it's emphasis is ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The poem that won first prize at the Harnkegger Games 2015 By Volko Fastbite   The day was bright, the grass was green,  No cloud had yet the blue sky seen,  And in the calm of afternoon  A hobbit walked, dark-haired ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2015, 4:01 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - Fireworks By Simbo Rumblebelly, drawings by Master Fidgit   Boom!   Fireworks   Oh, light up the sky And light up the world In magical colours That fizzle and twirl The stars are all ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 4:20 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Song - Yard Party Thrill By Toadflax Nosely    Here's a song about our lovely weekly Bird and Baby Yard Party and also I have made the music I use for it available (see the ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 7:34 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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A thriving community of friendly hobbits, bustling with activity. Home and namesake of the Bramblebury Gazette and the Museum of Hunting and Fishing.

The quiet village of Elderglen is situated in a peacefull mountain valley in the Southfarthing. Home of the Elderglen Games.

Situated perfectly amongst the hills and vales of the River Har & Har Lake is the small, Southfarthing village of Harville.

Nestled among mature apple trees, cedars and ancient Shire oaks, the tiny village of Oldfurlong is located in the Southfarthing.
Home of the OAKS (Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series)

#Home, home, sweet home, sweet home
There’s no place like home, oh there’s no place like home#
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