This morning Tristan the Blacksmith arrived bright and early with his pedal power forge and, while he set up, the children went on a wild food walk with Marcus to discover some wild foods hidden among the hedgerows of camp. They then returned with their foraged ingredients to the kitchen where they cooked up a delicious nettle tortilla.
We split into two groups and while some children went over to the forge to begin work on their toasting forks, the others joined Charlie in a green woodworking workshop where they learnt how to use hand tools including bill hooks, saws and draw knifes to work and shape green wood.
The toasting forks turned out brilliantly with all manner of handles including a horse head, a ram and even a ferret! After a delicious evening meal of spaghetti bolognese we tested out the toasting forks with marshmallows over the campfire to make s’mores. It was then time for the talent show where we were treated to some beautiful singing, magic tricks, gymnastics and comedy sketches with Issy the crazy clown playing the jester in the interludes!