We seem to have been out do much over the weekend there hasn’t been time to record anything. Briefly, this is what we have been up to…
Friday – We went with the local HE group to a small organic farm, which also has three wind turbines. We had a short tractor ride and an enthusiastic talk by the farmer. We also bought four fresh-picked organic corn-cobs, much cheaper than Tesco’s. Then a food shop in the afternoon and then to house group.
Saturday – To Sacrewell for the annual food and farming weekend. I think there was less there than previous years, but we enjoyed demonstrations of thatching, basket making, spinning, ploughing, smithying and a hilarious duck-dog demonstration (sheep couldn’t be transported in for this due to restrictions!).
The boys made bread in the old bakery and we contemplated buying tea and scones, but it at Â£2 per scone it seemed a bit excessive, especially when I knew I had seven home made ones in the freezer.
Over tea we almost finished watching the last night of the Proms.
Sunday – Church in the morning, off to Hinchingbrooke Country Park with HE/Church friends for a picnic and Honey ‘festival’ by the Cambridgeshire Bee Keeping Association. The boys made beeswax candles, watched a demonstration in which an apiary (beehive) was taken apart.