Saturday, May 26, 2007

Whats been going on in our woodland!
Well the charcoal burner has been working hard and the first of this seasons charcoal is hot off the press...............well cold out of the kiln really! Ben, a hardworking lad on work experience with Pete from Brymore school spent a long time sorting out and splitting enough wood for several burns. The picture shows the kiln at full burn before being shut down to 'cook'

We have also a lovely new coppice crafts area for our coppice craft courses with shave horses, pole lathes etc all set up and ready to roll in a beautiful for the autumn will be on the Woolly Shepherds website in a day or two and some are part of Somerset hedge week, a celebration of Somersets hedges


Stuart and Gabrielle said...

Hi Val,
Have a look at Monica's Small Meadow Farm blog for Sunday May 27th on The Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival. A bit far away but I bet you've have liked to have seen it!

Rebsie Fairholm said...

Your blog is a fascinating window into smallholder farming, Val. I'm descended from a long line of Somerset farmers myself and it's lovely to see it all still going strong and surviving despite the lean times.