Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Woodland maintenance - Video of tree limb felling

Woodland spring cleaning - a leaning sycamore trunk

Felling for safety, logs, more light and drying out pitch.

 and of course a dead hedge windbreak using the brushwood

A bank of tangled elderberry scrub

 processed to logs

and brush for dead hedging

dry sticks and a few buckets of debris

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Woodland clearing up and pollarding

Untangling and  tidying forlorn and dead elder scrub and
ivy clad and dangerously leaning 
sycamore clusters,  coppiced decades ago.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Campfire food and outdoor cooking

BBQ and campfire local food
including gluten free.
Video of cooking eggs and bacon in a paper bag
Bacon and egg in a paper bag on the campfire.

Mat Follas camp fire recipes

Coppicing at "Burn"

A quick bacon sandwich and warmed apple pie on the campfire
whilst coppicing in the woodland.

Shack campfire

Warm bread and
corn cooked in it's foliage. Brush with chilli butter optional.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Logs- video

Modern sawing horse "The Truncator"
as seen on Dragon's Den
Sawed a ton with it (23.11.2013) in 2 hours.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Our own "Coppiced" trees

Sycamore thinnings to "season" for your campfires

Buying off cuts for campers' logs 21.11.2013

What's left when the bark and edges are removed

The "Truncator" as seen on "Dragons' Den"

These grey branch holders flip down to dispense sawn logs.

Stored, seasoned for a few months, 
added to the store of our own coppiced and harvested wood.

 Finally made into £8 trugs for your campfires.
The smaller you make your fire, the longer it will last.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hedging - Dead hedging and video

2.12.2013 Near classic caravan -
 to use up brash from coppiced sycamore cluster and let in more light.

29.10.2013: Near  Pitch "Brock" to let more light in
 and repair 6 metres of  broken, untidy fencing next to the farmers' field.

Brushwood for the fence repair

 Stakes in, ready for the waste brushwood.

A couple of trailer loads of dead wood for logs

Finished hedge repair

Pitch Burn 17.10.2013:-

Sycamore in this case.

6.9.2013  from this tree top  "brush" 

making stakes for the hedges

13.6.2013 sycamore prunings to convert to:-

...to the start of a new dead hedge at a new pitch.

From piles of prunings

Hammering stakes in

To "Pitch" windbreaks

and privacy screens 

and bird nesting hedges