Saturday, 9 August 2008
Last Sunday was Lammas, the third of the four agricultural festivals, and for the second year running I laid on a "Bread and cheese" lunch for any who wanted to come - no prior booking required. Seventeen people arrived and ate, and there were several basketsful of cheese left over - or at least a full cooler tray in the fridge. (And this on the day of the "Feeding of the 5,000" Gospel reading!)
Various cheeses on offer - Cheddar, Double Gloucester, Wensleydale, Red Leicester, Brie, Camembert, Roule, St Agur, Delft Blue, Edam, and a rather nice Vignotte - as well as four different loaves. No wine, but orange squash, tea and coffee. No fixed charge either, just donations, and after expenses we managed to send £60 to "Build Africa" - enough for two chicken-rearing kits, each of 20 chicks, materials for a coop, vitamins and vaccines.