Saturday, 29 October 2011

A grand design

Just like something off of Channel 4, Dave's grand design for a timber drying shed has come to (almost fruition). With the help of Philip, Andrew, Dan, Ben, Stephen and a local joiner they got the bulk of the structure done this Saturday.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Throstle Green Farm, again.

Once more up to Throstle Green Farm. Took down the last of the Alder obscuring the householders view. Made a nice pile of firewood to collect later. Myself, Ben, Philip and Andrew worked quite hard, but not too hard. Delicious date slice for break. We were all very taken with our new Brush hook tool, and took turns to use it, carefully.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Growing trees from seed

Today put 288 more Rowan into some root trainer trays we had lying around. At a grand cost of £6.98 for the compost. That works out at 2.5p per tree. Compared to buying them for 39p. Should be ready to plant in Winter 2013/14.

We also have 144 Rowan that were planted last year, and will be ready for 2012/13.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Chainsaws a go go!



Back to Throstle Green farm this week, and at one stage we had three chainsaws on the go. Proper forestry sorts us. Present were Ben, Dan, Philip, Geoff, Dave, me, Guy, Mandy, and for the second half, Andy. It was outrageously hot, too hot for this kind of work really. And Co-op doughnuts in place of home made cake. But we can't complain. Not after some refreshing shandys in the pub afterwards.