Our Own Willow.

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Our own willow and coppice We were delighted to tell you back in September that our offer on a 4 acre field here at Marcassie Farm had been accepted. Since then much work has been undertaken. The first job was to fence against deer and rabbit, we included 3 badger gates as these fellows had …

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Death and Dying

This is a beautiful video on death and dying by a local charity called ‘ Pushing Up Daisies’. A blessing beyond words…. In the days between death and burial or cremation, people now have the option to care for their deceased loved one’s body themselves. This tender act can aid in grieving, bring a sense …

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What news!!

Well!! Another exciting month here at NU HQ and some very significant news to share with you all. We are very pleased to have recently had an offer accepted on our very own piece of land!! Not only is it perfect for growing willow but its also right on our doorstep and we couldn’t be …

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Happy sunshine everyone!

Spring has finally sprung here at the Pole Barn, the frosts have all gone and the sun is not just shining its blasting down around us, life couldn’t be sweeter. As the gardens are sprouting abundantly our willow stocks are packing out too, Barfad willow based in Ardfern on the west coast have been providing …

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you could make your own casket or shroud.

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Jude made her own casket and a shroud  Knowing that I had reached the “ripe old age of 70″ and possibly nearer than ever to “lift-off”, I visited Karen at work in her lovely barn workshop at Marcassie, Rafford and we talked over what was available for the most simple yet beautiful nature-friendly mode of …

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Pea and Bean Plant Supports

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The time is warming up for making supports for the creepy plants. Karen displays an alternative use (not that Karen’s a creepy person). If you want to make one yourself, we could come with the materials to a place near you, and teach 6 to 12 people at £30 per head for a 2 hr …

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Mary’s a natural

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Mary finished this beautiful three tiered vegetable (or for any storage) hanger, she is a natural. The baskets are hanging off an apple tree in the orchard, buds getting ready to burst following on from the snow drops and daffodils, spring is on. The baskets are a fantastic birthday or anniversary present, full of love …

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