Tag Archives: National Trust

Learn to Scythe on National Meadow Day 2017

Learning to scythe in Cheshire on National Meadows Day 2017 Continue reading

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Mowing in Manchester

A man mowing wheat and a wooden hay rake in the middle of the city, is this urban food production for the north? Continue reading

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Rescuing the Castle Drogo chairs

In 2008, a visit to a cafe set in motion a series of connections leading to my newest chair design. I was at Castle Drogo, a National Trust property in Devon where I was living at the time. After a fairly … Continue reading

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First Grass of the Year

Following the long winter break, mowing the first grass of the year is always special. This year it was for a demonstration at the Greenwood Worker’s ‘Bodger’s Ball’. I always feel a little bit nervous after being away from mowing … Continue reading

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Apple Day 2010

Inspired by our meeting in the orchard at Sprint Mill, I organised a stand at this year’s Apple Day at Acorn Bank near Penrith. One of the organisers, Sara Braithwaite, told me that over the years the event has grown … Continue reading

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