Natural Dyeing

We have just finished fencing part of the clearing in the woods and today we moved our Shetland sheep in. They were so happy to be on fresh pasture again and the lambs loved it. The clearing was full of wild flowers including our first Orchids and although there are lots of them all over … read more…

Natural Dyeing Courses

Spring is here -it is time to start natural dyeing! The Gorse flowers are now out in the Highlands and that is always a good sign, Gorse is always one of my first flower dyes of the year. Gorse makes a lovely creamy yellow dye. I also dye with barks and fir cones this time … read more…

Iolo’s new cooking tripod

The new cooking tripod We are now lucky enough to have one of Iolo’s bespoke tripods and griddle. We tried it out on on of our May Prehistoric cookery days, it was great and makes boiling the kettle so easy. We even made Gorse flower drop scones on the griddle after supper, they were perfect and … read more…