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Chickens

2 May 2009

Disaster! Whilst we were out for a few hours over lunchtime today a fox came and took seven of the twelve chickens, including Ebony, the beautiful pure white Ixworth cockerel, who was such a favourite. All we found were a few feathers in various places around the farmyard.

Coracles

27 April 2009

Just finished the three-day coracle-making course, led by Olivia Elton Barratt. A coracle is an ancient form of boat usually made from a variety of materials such as woven willow or cleft ash or oak and covered with animal skin or tarred material. The one Olivia helps people to construct here is patterned on that found on the River Boyne in Ireland and consists of willow and tarred calico.

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