Covid Times

We hope everyone of our customers are keeping well during Covid Times.

Here at Folly View we are both looking forward to having our Covid Vaccinations later this week.

It seems silly to get excited about going to have a vaccination but it is an opportunity to see other people and to go out. The drive down will be lovely, I may even see some lambs.

Lyndon is cycling down to Ludlow Race Course (this is where the vaccination centre is) to get his. He has heard that exercising when you have had the vaccination is good ( this is unsubstantiated).

I have been naughty and taking Dillie out for two walks a day, she drives me nuts if I don’t, much as I love her. Hettie comes on some walks but not all of them. It is great to be able to get out of the house every day, I do love walking and we have a lovely part of Shropshire to do it in. There are some very muddy walks round here but there are hints they are beginning to dry out now.

I talked to a friend last night who has been walking fifteen kilometres a day. I have some catching up to do.

I have been, not writing as many blogs as I should and I promise myself every year I will do better but winter is hard.

I have started getting jobs done in the garden but it is still very wet. The onions, garlic and broad beans I put in in the Autumn are ok. I usually have to replace some Broad Beans as the voles love them to. I have some potatoes chitting and I may get some more. I have also been crafting, my other love.

Lyndon is still working from home. He is still cycling at the weekends and cutting up wood that I produce out of the garden from coppicing the hazels.

We hope you are keeping occupied during Covid Times and keep safe.

Folk at the Farm

Folk at the Farm is at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum on July 20th 2019 from 10am until 7pm.

Folk at the Farm Logo

Folk at the Farm is a Shropshire Folklore Story and Music Festival. There will be a Folklore Trail celebrating Shropshire words.

There will be be music in the meadows, beer in the barn and activities that all the family can get involved with around at Folk at the Farm.

There will be traditional crafters demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. Their will be have ago sessions as well.

Whalebone with Jean Atkins will be performing Understories, a fusion of music and poetry.

Men from Off, Janie Mitchell and Free Born Rising will provide more music and some performers will be wandering  round and providing entertainment.

Storytellers will telling stories for young and old, these include Cath Edwards, Andy Harrop and Sal Tonge.

There will be dancing from Ledbury Morris and poetry from Kate Innes and Carol Forester.

Folk at the Farm is a great chance to celebrate our diverse, music, poetry, storytelling and much more.

Advance bookings for adults are £15 and a Family ticket is £30. Information and tickets available at www.folk.co.uk or www.tickettailor.com/events/folk1

The logo used in this blog post is copyright Folk at the Farm.

Knitting and Crafting

Three balls of wool on a wooden chair

In recent months we have had several customers who have come with their knitting or crafting projects.

I am a knitter and crocheter myself and thought it would be good to share some of my favourite Wool Shops.

There are two wool shops in Church Stretton:

  • Yarn in the Hills at 2 Burway Road, SY6 6DL which has a wide selection of yarns, books and sundries
  • There is also Coco Alpacas at 9 High Street. They have a lovely range of gifts, specialist yarns, and accessories

The image at the top of this blog post is courtesy of Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.

The image below is courtesy of Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

Ribbons on Cotton Reels