One of our members, Liz Beech, has been busy making these pretty corn dollies (apparently the word is a corruption of the word Idol!) with rye grown by Gibside Community Farm in the walled garden. Traditionally story the last of the harvest would be used to make these objects and they would hold the good spirit of the harvest for the following year. Let’s hope it works for us. EarthandFire bakery at Gibside now have all the dollies to decorate the outside of the bake house.