Back to the Bridgewood Blog
Posted by Tanos on Sun 31 Jul 11, 10:49 PM
mia and I spent the weekend at Bridgewood, preparing for the August event day next weekend. I mowed the grassed rides and mia pulled the weeds out of the edge of the Holding Pen which is back in action after a big fallen branch stopped us using it. Then we tested a couple of new pieces of equipment I've made for the Glade.
The first is the suspension frame, made from 14ft hazel poles cut specially for the purpose. The apex is about 11ft off the ground, and the poles are about 4 inches thick. It replaces a much lighter whipping frame that wasn't strong enough to take someone's whole weight, and we successfully used it for a net suspension with a hoist this weekend.
The second is a whipping post, another hazel pole sunk in the earth in the Glade. The pole is about 11ft long with a third of that below ground to make it feel solid. There's a ring screwed into the top for attaching rope or chain.
The idea of flogging someone tied to a post in the open air is one of those iconic images and it's great to be able to do it for real now.
Edited Sun 31 Jul 11, 10:51 PM by Tanos