Events we visit
The Button Oak Country Show
…had double the stalls to last year and with the hit and miss weather, we were lucky with a dry day till 4pm when we packed up.
A friend ran a tombola for us and I educated the visitors in the way of the Fir Cone Fire Lighters and of course the rescue work we do…even land gulls!
We went to the Trimly Heavey Horse Show and had a lovely day. We were thankful it was a bit cooler after the hot spell we have had and temperatures were around 70 degrees.
We were selling our Fir Cone Fire Lighters and giving samples away to visitors who had not tried them yet.
We were amazed at how many customers were having a log burner or multi-fuel stove fitted this summer! Also the amount of people who said “Ah! we already get our fire lighters from you!” So that was lovely to see returning customers :o)
At the Jinney Ring Craft Centre 20th July 2014
(photo from Jinney Ring page)
for the Cinnamon Trust – an Animal Magic Sunday! Lots of animals and birds to look at and pet. Fun games and fun things to do all day. Refresments all day and sunshine ordered!
…..what a glorious day! Sunny, bit of cloud and a breeze, ideal for the animals that were there and the humans. Had a good day and ran a plant tombola, great fun!
(will put photo’s on when I can work out new camera!)
How to light a Barbecue http://youtu.be/B_0T8AFKDkc
At Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, Worc’s. A good event in the making; have approached shops that sell logs and kindling to get to the customers who have log burners.
Look lower down for the link of how to light a fire or put muddy duck rescue in your browser and look for videos.
Busy making Holly Wreaths, Spruce Wreaths, Spruce Swags, Spruce Garlands, Holly Crosses and Spruce Hearts- all decorated with fir cones, ribbons, artificial flowers, cinnamon sticks, orange slices.
Busy making spruce swags and spruce wreaths. I have got my log burner on and am toastie warm in my ‘holly tunnel’ !
The fire lighters are selling well now its gone colder!
Ordered 200 kg of wax and had it on a pallet, 400 miles round trip is tiring.
Went to the Far Forest Womens Institute to do a demonstration in Flower Arranging – it was fun and inspired some of the ladies to have a go!
August 2013 – Have been to 2 local shows selling Fire Lighters and Teach Me Floristry DVD’s- Button Oak Fete and Far Forest Country Show. both very well attended and enjoyed both!
August 2013 – Have taken an order for 7 Nets of medium fir-cone fire lighters! (210 fire lighters)
If you have a garden put the ash around the plants as it is pure potash.
If you get a lot of snow and icy paths, put it on the paths, you can not slip with the ash down!
Busy making ‘Hay Bundle’ fire lighters for the winter!
Funny Teeth fire lighters, you can have white/green as well for a more ghoulish finish! Have a look in the shop
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Samples of the fire lighters we make and sell at Bewdley Market for St. Georges Day. There were lots of lovely people there all happy and chatty.
The ‘Bird Man of Bewdley (link below) shared a table with us and had a lot of good feedback!