Saturday, 29 November 2014

End of season event rush

Its been a busy last few months with demonstrations and short courses. Things are calming down a little now which means its carving time! More on that in the next blog entry.

In September I was asked to step in last minute for the folks at the Basecamp festival in Derbyshire, on an excellent site. The folks there organising and visiting the weekends festival were a very welcoming bunch and Myself and Chad had a wonderful time teaching firelighting.

Up next was the annual Bushcraft day at Elvaston Castle Country Park. A day rammed with as much bushcraft as possible. Next year this will be an overnight course too, allowing the students a chance to sleep in their shelters.

Then we had another regular event, The Woodland Festival held at the same site. This well established event is one of the best for watching and taking part in traditional woodland crafts, with the top craftspeople in the UK. I really enjoy this one!

and the last two events were an Autumn forage in October for wild food and other materials needed for living in the woods, followed in early November by another weekend spoon carving demonstration along a canal side workshop open day.

Oh, and My Daughter and I had a wild camp out in a very nice woodland just before it turned cold and wet. Loads of Owls hooting and foxes barking through the night. We also saw the Badgers scuffling about near camp.

All in all a very enjoyable end to the main season. I've concentrated on carving again recently in preparation for some new courses coming up soon. Keep an eye out on the main website and on here as I eventually update things. Once that's sorted, its back to more studying of wild food and tracking as they are endless subjects to learn about.