Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bank Holiday weekend! Not a time I like …..


Bank Holiday weekend! Not a time I like to go away as everyone else has…. and in any case, I had to make sure the Woodcraft Folk had settled in on Saturday, the fresh water supply was working and that … Continue reading

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Adam’s last week


For the last six weeks Adam has been working with the forestry team as part of his course in environmental management. This was the last week of his work experience. One job we got him to do was to split … Continue reading

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A catch up on the jobs done before the Bodgewrs Ball


With organising of the Bodgers ball and looking after my Norfolk sheep I neglectfully forgot to do a blog about the work the forestry team did while I was away. Most tasks were just finishing off like the fence in … Continue reading

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Ever wondered about Bluebell woods?


Today we went to Ashridge Estate for a day off in lieu (you get these in exchange for extra days you work) Always wanted to see this National Trust property, pity the weather wasn’t a bit more cheerful but then … Continue reading

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Lawnmower men


Time to start thinking about the West country Scything Festival which is on the 8-9 of June, this is a really lovely event and is sort of simalar to the Bodgers Ball, very rural in its roots. For more information … Continue reading

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The Bygone Bodgers’ Ball II


The spit roast went down well; it was all hands to the BBQ to get everything cooked and served, especially after the AGM. Three lambs went onto the spits and all three were eaten, just enough to satisfy most of … Continue reading

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The Bygone Bodgers’ Ball I


It was all about green woodworking. Friday was the first day of the Bodgers’ Ball: a get-together of like-minded people interested in all things to do with green woodworking (which actually means almost anything even remotely related and if not, … Continue reading

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The Threshing Restaurant


This post is to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all those that helped make the Bodgers Ball at Wimpole a real success. I could not have done one tenth of this without you. Thank you the Wimpole Lathers for … Continue reading

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Only a day away


The Bodgers’ Ball is fast approaching and most jobs have been done. The communal BBQ area has worked out well so hopefully people can cook their burgers, sausages etc with ease. Next on the list was the charcoal, some, we … Continue reading

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Hot, damn hot


That’s caught your attention and yes, you’re right, it’s not at Wimpole (not yet anyway). Had a few weeks off and hence the lack of posts: so I’ve decided to do a quick one on trees in Jordan. “Well “, … Continue reading

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