Archive for April, 2011

April 20th, 2011

The Howgill Fells in Cumbria

Alongside the Alde Valley, this must be one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in England – the Western flanks of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, or Westmoreland as it used to be known. The sheep here are Rough Fells – a tough northern breed that is adapted to life on the open fell […]

April 15th, 2011

Timber Coming and Going

Mouse Pritchard-Barrett [aka The Woodmouse] left the farm with a consignment of oak boards milled in summer 2010. Some of these are destined for Raymond Hopkin’s workshop, where he will start making the new experimental ‘Suffolk Long Benches’. The others are due to be planed and biscuit-jointed to make two large oak trestle table tops […]

April 15th, 2011

Preparing for Festival Farm Nature Walks

A beautiful morning – sunshine is blasting through the tree tops in the Woodland Nature Walk, casting long shadows and illuminating leaves on the woodland floor. Many of last year’s signs are beginning to rot away into the landscape from which they came. Time for new signs and boards – using up old odd off-cuts […]

April 15th, 2011

Restoration of the Farm Living Wagon

New billets of of tongue and groove pine arrived from Fram DIY [01728 723 505] to carry on with the restoration of the Living Wagon. The wagon has been on the farm for about 7 years. When it first came here, part of the deal was that it shouldbe restores. This has been an ongoing […]

April 11th, 2011

‘Landing Stage’

‘Landing Stage’ is the first piece of land art to be commissioned by The Alde Valley Spring Festival. If you haven’t already visited it, head for for lots of intriguing and challenging ideas about our changing Suffolk landscape. The river Alde forms one of the boundaries of White House Farm. Although it is now […]

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