September newsletter

The Mosaic weekend went well, as it always does.  The leader, Anne Schwegmann-Fielding, and I are keen to do a day In September 2010 on creating mosaic panels in seashells.  Anne has been working on the National Trust Shell House in Hatfield Forest, in Essex, which was created in the 18th century.  We thought it would be a great thing to do with all those shells that people collect on their summer holidays.  We are also talking about the possibility of creating a Sculpture Park here in the future.  New courses for next year are Pig-Keeping - keeping a few pigs in your garden - and Sheep for Smallholders.  We are also doing one day in June on Charcoal-Burning, using the alder that grows like a weed here on the farm.  For those who would like to book up the cottage here (via [email protected]), we are offering a 10% discount on the relevant course.  But you need to book well ahead as the cottage has proved to be very popular.