Hazel, willow, beef and storytelling from Bedfordshire

Monthly archives for February, 2013

Storytelling at RHS Wisley

Storytelling at RHS Wisley

After a successful storytelling session during last autumn half term, Jane’s been invited back for a day’s telling in the Easter holidays, at the home of the Royal Horticultural Society – Wisley in Surrey. Looks like a tiring day with five sessions and if it’s anything like the last one, it’ll be busy. Jane is telling stories aimed at a […]

The new machine

The new machine

We bought a new thing recently and gave it its first outing last week. It’s a German power scythe in a rather fetching green/orange livery; loaded with horse power, armed with 6 gears and a mightily long cutting bar. We had hired and borrowed smaller machines in the past which worked well enough to suggest this would be the […]

Wassledine willow wassail

Wassledine willow wassail

It’s hard to ask for help. Pride, perhaps mixed with the certain knowledge that the help we might request is for work that is hard, cold and pretty dull. On many occasions  over the last few years however, visitors have suggested we tell them when we need a hand; but we’ve not been good at asking.This year we did and things turned out […]