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WordPress tells me that it is 5 months since I last posted anything here! How did that happen? I’m really not sure, but I’m sorry, and I will try to give you the highlights but I’ll begin with a lowlight. We coppiced … Continue reading
Today my daughter and I officially started the coppicing for this winter. We marked out the plot a few weeks ago, but we waited for the leaves to fall before starting. This is plot number 3 of our 12 year … Continue reading
Another school year is over, and another pleasant evening was spent at the wood with colleagues just before the end of term. And then I had an operation to decompress the carpal tunnel in my right wrist, which means no driving … Continue reading
Having been away, been busy, or just had awful cold, wet weather, it was about 2 weeks since I’d visited the wood. So this weekend nothing was stopping me from going. My daughter unexpectedly came home for the weekend, and she agreed … Continue reading
This morning I woke and thought, why don’t I get up and go straight to the wood and have breakfast there? I’m on holiday. It was a beautiful spring morning, chilly but bright. So I made myself a flask of tea and … Continue reading
With lots of help from my daughter, son and son’s girlfriend, we got the coppiced area all tidied up by the time the primroses were open, and the very first wild garlic leaves were smelling pungently as we walked over them. The last thing … Continue reading