Recent news from Humber Woodland
Today at Humber Woodland of Remembrance we did the Big Butterfly hunt. We saw plenty of Small White, and Meadow Brown and a couple of Large White. It was warm but a little cloudy, we may have seen more had the sun been shining. We have logged our findings online, and look forward to hearing [...]
We are absolutely over the moon to have been awarded The Best Natural Burial Ground in West Britain 2018 by the Association of Natural Burial Grounds. Humber Woodland has been has been recognised for its compassionate and personable approach. Families also commented that Diane’s approach radiated ‘warmth and support’, saying that ‘nothing was too much [...]
We had a lovely sunny day for our Open Day on Sunday 10th June. Humber Woodland was looking its best with lots wild flowers in full bloom. Oak Tree Funeral Services and stone carver Caitriona Cartwright attended and were available to chat with visitors. We had a couple of handmade affordable coffins for people to [...]
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced