Greg Humphries (in residence with us in 2009) is back to harvest willow from the coppice he regenerated. This time the willow is for a living shelter structure that will be built with the help of students from the MA in Art & Environment (UCF) tomorrow. He and Mac have been cutting whips in preparation as well as some thicker wood which will be made into charcoal for our summer local food banquet FEAST.
..speaking of banquets, today is Burns night (and also my birthday) so we’re celebrating with a bring & share meal and poetry readings. Big thanks to Pete and Debs for hosting this in their house for the 3rd year running!
Debs says Greg is ‘happy as a pig in shit’ to be accommodated in the little wooden hut we call ‘the snug’ for the night..
drawing by Mac Dunlop