Archive | June, 2011

Horses Branle music before dinner

Mistress Connie, Master Donald and Master Keith provide the music for the feast gathering

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Abi & Zoe demonstrate braiding

Two young maids teach us the craft of braiding at Mary Ardens Sheep shearers festival

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The Sheep Shearers Feast

Some of the delights that were present to thank the Sheep Shearers for their hard work – and celebrate that shearing is finally over!!

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Master Georges Creation

Stick weaving – its harder than you think…….Young George displays his creation at the recent sheep shearers festival

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Tudors Alive! – Winnowing

Master Pete helps two young Tudors  separate the wheat from the chaff using a winnowing basket.

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Master Kit

A Character to watch around the farm……

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Day in the life of a Tudor – Fetching Water

Master Charles demonstrates his grumpy character as he is called upon to do ‘women’s chores’

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Tudors Alive! – Tudor Dancing

In our Tudors Alive! experience at Mary Arden’s Farm, the children have fun finishing their day with some lively Tudor music and dancing.

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Rare Breeds – Longhorn

Ed Noble, Assistant Farm Manager talks about the first of our rare breeds, the Longhorn cow Come along to Mary Arden’s, meet Ed and the longhorns and learn more about our ‘Crafty Beasts’ event in July.

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