There’s a government ad campaign just launched that tells us stuff in Britain is Great (some of it isn’t in my opinion e.g. banking!)
They forgot some of the great things we do so here’s an extension of the campaign (thanks to Robin Wood)
Here are some others:
How does this
With a lot of hard work and lifting. So we were rather envious of Dan’s:
May try to lighten up next year.
The pictures are from 2011’s Wild About Wood at Castle Howard, N Yorkshire. We had a good couple of days, cooking on charcoal in our dutch oven, demo-ing charcoal making, making a stool and a Viking cup, racing spinning top making and getting quite a few people to have a go.
Meanwhile back in the woods …
The days are shortening and the afternoon shadows are lengthening. Been a good Summer for the moss:
Here’s a (rather blurry/soft focus phone) photograph of the peeled oak gates installed.
I’ll take another when I return with the oak drop bolt with renewable pin.
Many thanks to Dave for his sterling help – it was definitely a two-handed job to get everything looking good when there are no right lines to follow.
I delivered this renovated bench today too:
It’s another hand tooled finish in chestnut.
Wild About Wood coming up this weekend at Castle Howard.
Derelict coppice – who needs it?
Just a load of old hazel overgrown, or is it?
This is a coppice wood that has been left without management for around 50 years. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (just like Strid Wood). Lots of trees and flora, and birds, and deer (OMG).
It needs a bit of loving care and attention, … and a chain saw.
These overgrown hazel stools will be a source of all manner of coppice products …
Wait until you see what comes out of this woodland – you’ll need to wait a bit though!