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!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Woodfest 2009.

What you going to bid on ? asked colin Me nothing ! and 30 seconds later i found myself bidding for a bench with a twirly bit that i'd watched evolve over the weekend from 3 chunks of wood. But damn i was outbid!! never mind now that i'd started i was hooked . I won nothing but had great pleasure in the adrenalin rush !! when i panic because i've bid £500 i don't have on something i don't really want and then i have that awful few seconds when i think i'm going to win it...

I bid on the eagle above it went for £1700 .

The dragon fly was huge about 30ft. [As was my bench with the twirly bit Major sulk.]

The lady with a dragonfly on her back was a bit scary i wouldn't fancy meeting her in the woods. She went for £2000.

The table at the top will be mine when i've negotiated a bit more.
The evenings are good to when all the public have left and all the woodcarvers and loggers and pole climbers from all over the world drink and chat and burn all the wood offcuts...
It's a tireing weekend but i can't wait until next year..


  1. I would love a carving like that in my garden. Inspirational.

  2. Jo, the woodfest sounds quite wonderful, with lots of creators doing their unique thing.

    Hoping that lots of those woodfesters also bought lots from your beautiful pitch.

    Once again, I get so see something that is so, so different from my far too usual city views.


  3. Now that looks like a good way to spend a weekend. Did you get the table? Did anyone carve any west coast totem poles?

  4. Gosh - what's happened here then? Verrry smart I must say. Where was Woodfest?
    We go to S Wales 20 June for a week - then the great chicken drift should be on

  5. Hey Jo.

    What a lovely time you had. And how beautiful are those wood carvings? We have someone here in Shropshire who does carvings of owls and eagles from a chainsaw - absolute works of art.

    Am trying to get Snailbeach to Ludlow. Would be lovely to see you before the kids hols.