Monday, 1 November 2010

Down to the Greenwood.....

Yesterday we went along to the Greenwood Fair held at Leighton Hall, nr Carnforth. What a fantastic afternoon we had, the weather held off for most of it and the kids  spent a few happy hours making mallets, pizza's, dragonflies and masks!! I think this is quite a new fair (doesn't seem to have been widely advertised anyway!) where among the local envornmental groups and the big names like the RSPB etc there were lots of local green wood workers, stalls with wild food, chainsaw sculpture demonstrations and birds of prey amongst other things. And there was a brilliant lack of health and safety issues so the kids could actually have a go with saws and saw-horses, they did draw the line at the very sharp axe and chainsaws though!!    Just our cup of tea!!! ...

Making dragonflies from pegs!

Leighton Hall in the background

Strange people in costumes!!?

Sculptures from natural bits and pieces..

Chainsaw demonstrations - we managed to come home with a lovely little stool!

 For the boys....a woodchipper - this was amazing to watch, just seemed to chew up the logs in seconds!!

Getting tired - making mallets

Little Miss making her mallet

1 comment:

  1. that looks like it was great fun! love the castle in the background.