This took place yesterday, thanks a lot to everyone who came, we hope you had a good time.
There were displays of pole lath turning, broom making, shingle making, lath making and charcoal burning as well as refreshments, a bouncy castle and story telling for the kids. We also had a display of our sawmill and machinery. It was a chance for people to see the new building, and ask us questions about it. There was a steady stream of people, and a really nice atmosphere.
The craft displays were especially popular, with people learning about the many skills required to work wood, and some of the uses wood can be put to.
Some of my sheep and chickens were pressed into service as part of the display, not sure they are show quality, but the chickens clearly didn’t mind as by the end of the day they had layed 5 eggs.
After everyone had drifted away we shared a few bottles of cider, and Mark got out his guitar to play a few tunes, a nice relaxing end to a pretty busy day.
Look out for our apple pressing and cider making day coming later in the year, I think that will be a good one too.