So, we dragged the outside into the Hall!
The white trees were actually some of the elm tops we kept when we coppiced the elm hedge at Valley Farm; Steph and Ashley sprayed them white (and, apparently, themselves and everything else!).
Mick Thwaites was commissioned to construct the woven hazel arch (which proved a little troublesome to fit into the Mitsubishi pickup!). Mick’s other work can be found here
All ready for Christmas dinner, including the cooked boar’s head from Home Farm.
That’s not enough cake for the foresters!!!!!!!!!!!
Olga and Jess spent an awful lot of time splitting the walnuts, removing the insides and then glueing them back together again. That was the easy part, next Olga spent a few weeks applying two colours of gold leaf to the walnuts and then making them into a pyramid. To get the red-gold leaf a small amount of copper is mixed with the gold.
So that’s where the willow angels disappeared to…
…snuck in when no one was looking…
…then we found the Butler’s Pantry and all the goodies in there!
Right you lot, get back to work!