The last day for our guests was a day of “food and fire”.
We began with my demonstration of different methods to make fire, and the different types of materials one can use to achieve fire. I was really pleased because everyone achieved fire with the bow-drill.
After fire-making, we created a large fire and placed stones into the fire to heat them. We dug a pit in the ground and then when the stones were hot, we transferred them
into the fire pit.
We prepared food to put into the fire pit.
which included Salmon which we wrapped in wet birch bark.
The packets of food were then placed in the pit with more hot stones.
and left to cook for a couple of hours. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures once the meal was cooked!!
The same day we had a number of House Martins leaving their nests and I managed to get one nice picture.