Fabulous weather and a beautiful time of the year combined to give this new course an excellent start. Jon Sturdy, the tutor, prefers the hands-on approach so participants were set various photographic tasks and lectures were kept to a minimum.
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.
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.