Friday, 18 January 2008

The one bit of sun this week


Well, we didn't have to wait till Saturday to go to the wood! Yesterday I had to run an errand in the afternoon, and as the rain had stopped and made way for the sun, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get a couple of hours in at the wood, and catch up on my work in the evening...

When we got there Tracy noticed these interesting mushrooms growing inside a tree:

Sadly it is one of the trees that needs to come down - it's grown all twisty and is in the shadow of another oak, and we want to make room for some younger oaks to grow up. Also it will hopefully make some good bowls, as it's covered in burrs.

We got quite a lot done in the 2 hours we were there, as we didn't bother with a fire, didn't need to take spare fuel for the saw and took a flask of coffee rather than making one there.

With the fire not lit, we took the opportunity to fell all the trees that would have landed in it otherwise:

We really feel like we're making some progress now, we think we're over half way done:

The track has mostly dried out after I dug the little channel on Saturday:

Though it's throwing it down again now, so it might be underwater again - it won't stop happening until we dig another ditch to divert water through the culvert.


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