A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Woodfest wales..

I seem to have spent this last week doing things for everyone else so today i thought Let's play the trouble is everyone else was working!!!! so nell and i went to the woodfest wales it's the first time i've been typically its only 5 miles away but i'm usually working ..........You all know how much i love wood and trees well this place was inspiring the bodgers and wood turners have me glued, i bought myself a lathe 6yrs ago and have never quite plucked up the courage to try it but maybe now i will. There where mad men climbing these ginormous poles it made me feel quite dizzy watching them......Then these other men and one woman dressed in purple !!was she one of us???...Using chainsaws to carve out bears ,dragons, wizards, allsorts! out of huge logs of wood they where magnificent and are all being auctioned on sunday, i'm sorely tempted but i doubt i could afford one...
There was a fair ground and i very stupidly went on one ride!!! and thourghly enjoyed it until i got off!! what is it with getting older that makes fair ground rides make you sick and stay dizzy all day????? We did felting and wood engraving.....
A good day out and well worth a visit.
Yesterday we went to llangollen to book a special trip for colins 80yr old train mad dad, he's actually going to get to drive a steam train!! but thats a different story that i'll tell you on sunday......


  1. My husband participates at wood fairs, and I enjoy them too. Glad you had a good day out.

  2. My husband would love to go to a wood fair, it's a passion of his - I'd like to go too!

  3. I sound like a copycat but I think my husband would also like a wood fair!
    I've just caught up with your interesting blogs. I like the petit pois, you have inspired me to paint our too-glaringly-white caravan which we keep in the field. It's an old one used as a spare room in the summer or for escaping into at any time, watching wildlife etc. What paint did you use for yours?

  4. When you come to Hexham, wear your uniform and maybe we'll both be there at the same time! It would be fun to meet.
    I wonder which family your are chasing.

  5. The woodfest sounds like something that I would love to attend. My dad made beautiful furniture and intricate boxes and trunks from old wood, using only hand tools.
    He only did this for the pleasure of the creating, not to sell or anything like that.
    I am so lucky to have some fine examples of his work.
    See what lane you took me down?

  6. A Woodfest sounds like a wonderfully interesting thing to attend! Get your lathe out and start - the first step in anything is always the hardest, so just do it!

  7. Oooh, I'm playing catch-up! The woodfest sounds fabulous.....I also love the game of sneakingup on ramblers!
    Was very envious of you and Elizabeth going to Bodnant - I have never been when the laburnum walk is in flower.....
    now shall go and look at your trees.