It is difficult to describe the numbness I felt on learning that whilst I was celebrating the Lammas project with recent posts on three of the smallholdings in the project, one of the nine homes at Tir-y-Gafel was being raised to the ground in a ferocious fire.
As it happens, it wasn’t one of the homes that I featured, but that is neither here nor there. A home is such a special place, way beyond the actual building, and when it has been constructed with the labour and love that has to go into a Lammas building, its loss is almost unimaginable. But loss there has been of Simon and Jasmine Dale’s home. Hearts bleed, love and thoughts go out to them.
On a practical front, action is also being taken by their friend, Jane Wells, with a crowd funding project to raise money to start to rebuild their lives. Do see what Jane has to say and give it some thought. Just click here.
For more general background on Lammas, see the three posts I have made on Feeding Body and Soul: