Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Can you believe it? The wheat has actually gone a lovely golden yellow and we harvested a few sheaves with a sickle (said sickle number 2 was recently purchased at a car boot sale). We will have to put in a bit more effort to get enough to start making flour – cannot imagine how long it will take us to harvest a whole field by hand. However these little bunches of wheat – complete with meadow cornflowers and poppies – were for aesthetic appreciation only. They also provided some original craft material for a wet afternoon in the school holidays. As you can see, we have been making corn dollies which are now hanging all over the house. Funnily enough all the children who visit seem to end up making them too. Flour will be a bonus after all this fun!

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