Wednesday was incredibly productive at Windmill, thanks to the guys from Framework, who are doing a great job preparing the shelter and brick-plinth for our clay-oven mark 2 (we had a little trouble with mark 1!). This version is going to be have a brick shell, with an in-fill of rubble and then a brick oven floor. We are hopeful it can cope with unwanted attention a bit better (the last one, on a wooden plinth, burnt down, we think at the hands of an out-of-hours visitor around the time we were getting the polytunnel vandalism, though it could have been accidental). We'll keep you posted with a step by step guide to the final stages.
|The Framework team and their progress so far|
We also had some visitors. Emma has just started to volunteer with us, and she came along with her friends Sylvia and Michelle. They are a great bunch and so hard working that they set too on the weeding and made a huge difference. At this time of year, the weeds can quickly creep up on a plot, and seem to grow when everything else is looking half dead, so this was much appreciated.
|Emma and Michelle before they tried to weed|
out the horseradish!