Our travels are going very well so far. We are leaving our third hosts on Monday and again we have learnt an amazing amount about a wide variety of things.
Each place we go to has so much to give and quite often we feel that we are not able to repay the gift of their knowledge, time and inspiration by the work that we are able to do.
Last week I learnt to use a hedge trimmer and a grass strimmer and felled a 25 foot tree, amongst other things. But the time talking to John was priceless. We also learnt that Devon isn’t as warm as you might think. We were in a frost pocket and had three morning frosts! Neither is Cornwall, as tonight we nearly took the stove out but it is bitterly cold, so this post will be even shorter than planned.
This week V and I built a wood store and water collector. I am also getting the hang of splitting wood rounds for firewood after several hours practice.
|Splitting wood at Kennal Vale Farm|
Natasha has a young Forest Garden and has already learnt so much and was making us aware of things which work and don’t work. Their two children are also Home Ed and now receive some lessons at home. This works very well for them and is now something I would consider for the girls, having seen the benefits.
|Lunch at Lower Shaw Farm|