Monday, 9 January 2017

January 2017

Visit to Slough House Woods with Katie Abbott, Will Wall and Sue Holden, Olvin and Nic Smith. 


We were coppicing as you do at this time of year, this is a fine example of what to avoid – a Sycamore hung up. The winch even could not free it.


The setup at the woods is very comfortable and been built up over twenty or more years. The retort kiln was burning away making charcoal. This is home-made pre James Hookway version.

Olvin was no slouch on the chainsaw. Never seen vertical logging before.

This was the first time I had actually done anything for Katie at her wood, normally I am playing with all her resources. Hopefully next year I will go for longer. Thanks Katie – see you at the Ball.

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