Monday, March 17, 2014

Lost Arts

I had a busy weekend - visiting a friend in Kyneton, viewing some edible gardens and an exhibition of 'lost trades'.
Our focus for the edible gardens was on the wicking beds.
Produce for us to try

How to make a wicking bed.
It was very enjoyable and educational.  We also had some rain!!!  We weren't allowed to complain about getting wet, it is too long since we had much rain.

There was a good turn-out for the exhibition. Among other things, we saw a fletcher,
You can see the rain in the background. 
a cooper, a cobbler, spinners, chair makers,
a musical instrument maker,
This one was made out of a biscuit tin and there was another made from a big metal barrel.
a bell maker,
a blacksmith. There were other 'lost trades' there too, too many to list. All in all, a very enjoyable day.


theregatha said...

looks like a very enjoyable and inspiring escapade. I wonder what people do to creatively occupy their minds and hands these days?

Mary said...

theregatha, I must admit, I did miss my internet use! I shudder to think how much time I waste on the internet (not what I am doing now though!!)