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Posted 2007/11/28 11:59
Apologies to the vegitarian amongst you

Processed pigs, or some of them anyway. That's a lot of work and a whole lotta pig. This picture shows the smoked and brined bacon and hams drying. In 3 - 4 months they will be ready to supplement the broad bean cafe. There are also a vast array of sausages - dried mainly - and rather too much brawn and potted meat. After you've done all that processing the one thing you don't want to do is eat pig.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/11/28 11:59

Little Lawson Park

Posted 2007/11/25 14:45

It's taken a while but finally and in time for the Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope's Leeds show - we have a finished Lilliput Lane model of Lawson Park, their vision of how it will be. This model along with the Japanese house will be editioned as a joint multiple of 21. The Japanese house will then be used in the village in Japan where the village will produce models for the gift market - an alternative product for the village, craft based and a bit different for Japan and hopefully a start of something new in terms of product. Lawson Park model will also be produced, not exactly sure what we will do with it to give it some bite, we will think of something, available on the honesty stalls soon.

I had kind of forgotten that art people find these things gross, the idea that some aesthetics are not acceptable seems strange now, these models just make me think about what it is that appeals so much, the smallness, the change of proportions, the image of the rural, of heritage, of life style fantasy. The magazine that Lilliput Lane put out (50,000) has many testamonials from buyers, touching explanations of the joy these things bring to thier owners, often linked to death, a vision of heaven. Laugh if you must.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/11/25 14:45

How it was

Posted 2007/11/05 18:55
Lawson Park in 1937, barely a thing has changed

Visited today by the grandson of the man that used to own Lawson Park back in the 1930's. He not only donated a Sycamore bowl he had made for the collection, but also had this photograph from 1937 of the house, an item that he and his family have treasured - a heart warming day

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/11/05 18:55

Peter Hodgson - new line

Posted 2007/10/19 16:31
Peter's pots

Peter Hodgson is a local man that works with horn, he makes beautiful spoons and other bits and pieces all of which have been selling very well through the honesty stalls, particularly the London one. He also makes these lovely funny drawings of animals which he sells as postcards. We thought it would be nice to make some simple cups for him to do his drawings on, so here's a few examples - £5 each off the stalls or direct + £2 p&p eveyone's a one-off.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/10/19 16:31

End of Season

Posted 2007/10/19 16:04
A full honesty stall at Lawson Park

Garden is closing up for the year, somone stole the money box from the honesty stall last week, which is the first time so not bad really - here's an image of a happy summer and a film star good looks carrot. First frosts this week so mushrooms are really over, a disappointing year, but after last year we can't complain.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/10/19 16:04

Make Hay - Lawson Park Haymaking Weekend

Posted 2007/08/01 18:05

Sat 25th and Sun 26th August

Volunteer for a weekend of hand scything and stacking at Lawson Park's exceptional upland hay meadows in the Lake District, Cumbria. The meadows are a local bio diversity priority having a wide range of wild flowers, grasses and butterflies.

3 hearty meals and overnight camping offered.

Call 015394 41050 or e-mail for more information or to volunteer.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/08/01 18:05

It makes you sick

Posted 2007/07/11 17:16
Chantrelles and summer pudding in the making

The bounty of summer, these chantrelles are the big heavy kind particularly plentiful this year, who knows why?

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/07/11 17:16

That's a funny looking post

Posted 2007/07/02 22:56
Solid bee lollipop

The bees swarmed for the second time this week, luckily they settled on this post making it easy to catch and re hive them.

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/07/02 22:56

Shot in the Dark

Posted 2007/06/30 08:18
Michael and Alistair in Giles Deacon's space age farm wear

Posted by Adam Sutherland on 2007/06/30 08:18

More flowers

Posted 2007/05/28 06:42
Nice veins

The garden starts to fill with flowers - here's a few that made it into the house.