There’s been a lot of interest in a breadmaking workshop, so we’re giving it a go. Rosie Gilchrist, grower and baker at Tamarisk, will lead a workshop, showing how to use our delicious Maris Wigeon flour to create a soft and light sourdough loaf.Continue reading “Breadmaking Workshop with an emphasis on Sourdough – Sunday 1st March 2020”
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We do complicate our lives by having a lot of different breeds of sheep. Each is a different colour, has specific needs and their own rams. And they have very different personalities.
We did not select them all for good hard-headed business reasons.We chose the Herwicks (our most recent breed) in a reminiscent mood: we lived in Cumbria early in our married life where we saw and loved them when walking and climbing in the fells. Continue reading “Homespun (Bridport Times, September 2018)”
From the middle of the 13th century the wool trade was the primary source of wealth in England. It generated the capital to build the magnificent stone churches in Somerset and formed the basis for international trade and in due course to the development of the British empire and colonies. With the recent resurgence of interest in natural fibres and in the crafts of knitting, crochet and felting this is a lovely opportunity to find out about wool and reconnect with our history.
With 5 different traditional breeds of sheep (Dorset Down, Shetland, Hebridean, Jacob and Herdwick) we now sell balls of organic wool in many natural colours and 4 thicknesses, as well as the excellent lamb and mutton. We will meet the sheep in the fields,