So what can you do in the woods when it’s all snowy?
Well you can get all that wood shifted back to the bodgery that’s been lying around since last spring for a start.
OK, no felling new wood until that’s done then. Found some excellent large pieces of sycamore that will made great bowls.
Also went for a little stroll after lunch, before bowl making, and after log shifting, and found a rather large piece of willow tree lodged high up on Lud Island.
Remember when it was raining all the time instead of snowing? That would be when it was washed down the Wharfe. Now what could I use willow for?
Actually I’ve got my hands full with two chetnut stems I’ve bought from the estate. First job will be a new garden gate for home to replace the ancient batten door my dad put up years and years ago, and which I’ve repaired at least twice. Watch this space, it will be a green gate, and I don’t mean one that’s been painted with green wood preservative!
This weather is also good for learning how to drive safely in the snow, only, in Strid so many people walked on the partially melted snow before the temperatures became permanently sub-zero that under the snow is a glassy skating rink. Snow chains on order
You can also look forward to Summer sun
And enjoy the scenery
And you can just about watch the Wharfe freeze over
I also sat by the woodland stove and roughed out a couple of bowls, sampan and barge.