|The fabulous spread of healthy home-made goodies|
|Rosy with the apple tasting table. 12 different |
varieties from East Markham Heritage Orchard
|Which one to choose first?|
We were lucky enough to be joined for the day by Mark Manders, a local chainsaw sculptor who made the beautiful bench in Paula's garden, and did demonstrations in the orchard for us during the event. We also welcomed Friends of the Earth, who came with their Bee Cause stall.
|Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause stall|
|Mark hard at work on the chainsaw sculpture|
|The finished sculpture|
Scratting the apples before pressing helps to release the juice
|Pressing apple juice was a bit hit with all age groups|
Trying out the apple slinky maker (yes, it really does do that!)
Jeremy hard at work making apple pancakes
|The clay oven heating up - burning well|
|First pizza goes in the clay oven|
|First pizza, fresh out of the new clay oven|
The site was looking fabulous because we had enrolled the day as an event for the Big Dig Edible Open Gardens project, which meant they helped us to advertise it, and provided some lovely bunting and stickers for each visitor.
|The Breathe Easy group made a good start to our well-dressing |
showing our Windmill logo
|Filling in more detail on the well dressing|
|You can start to see the picture now - mostly done with|
petals and peppercorns.
The finished well dressing - exhuberant rather than
accurate - but beautiful non the less!
We were delighted at how many people entered our competitions. These were judged by Rosy, which was entirely appropriate as she has just become the Food Initiatives Group worker for the area (or Fig Local as it's known). We were also very pleased at how many people wanted to see how the clay oven was working and those who wanted to tell us about their experiences of using clay ovens in other countries. We are hoping to run the oven again soon, and we'd like to invite anyone who wants to, to bring along food to cook in it (let us know first, if you are interested).
|Rosy took her job as judge very seriously!|
|Some of the competition entries|
|The winning entry in the best display of fruit and veg category|
A well-deserve win by David Wile - 2nd Year in a row!
|Stick the worm on the apple game - painted by volunteer Chris|