When I looked in The Ogham Tree Alphabet book to see what tree represented the 12 lunar month it turned out to be Wheatstraw! ............................. Where to find wheat straw in November?
|The Wheat-straw Page from Karen Cater's book" Ogham Sketch Book"|
When we traveled to visit friends in Essex we would pass a sign for Corncraft and that's where I went a few weeks ago, before the latest lock-down. (Thank goodness I went then and didn't wait until November!)
They had dozens of different corn-dollies from teeny to very large and this is the one I bought.
My Corn Dolly is now hanging on the dresser, looking very good.
Thanks again for comments about moving, I only found some yesterday. The next house will be the 11th house I've lived in in my 65 years from a C16 cottage to a New Build in 1975, Victorian to 1700's, from small garden to 5 acres , bungalows and houses - I've seen them all! (not forgetting the caravan!) and no I don't have any worries about moving and yes I'll still be in Suffolk probably only 10 or so miles from where I am now. The benefit of a new build by a large house-building company is they have a NHBC warranty and a person in a sales office to moan at if things go wrong!!
I was confused by one comment from MargaretP