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!