Monthly Archives: June 2014

Marbles


Had a week off- not really a holiday but a break from work is better than nothing, although I did have to turn up as some lorries were booked to deliver stone and skips. First to come was a lorry … Continue reading

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Grass, sunshine and a mowing we will go


One man and his dog (plus one and Mr Anderson) went to mow a meadow in Somerset. Wish they all looked like Gill Barron’s painting. A very unusual style that is exceedingly lovely to look at. We arrived somewhat late … Continue reading

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Wild at heart


While out and about we paced the walnut avenue; once upon a time, in the 19th century, come september the walnut crops were normally auctioned off. These days they are just left for the grey squirrels to fatten up on  for … Continue reading

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Nailed it


Another 300m section of old stock fence was stripped down and taken away on Monday; only another three kilometres to go. Bit of a pain this job- so much barbed wire and high tensile wire; nevertheless it looks much better now … Continue reading

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Sheep, flowers and views


Saturday and we had the sheep shearing course- the four participants learned to use hand scissor shears, trim the feet and age the sheep. Just as well we sheared the sheep as the hot, humid weather means that fly strike will be about- … Continue reading

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What’s in a job title?


The Ranger Always a traditionalist (sort of), I have often wondered about the job titles given to people who work in the rural environment. The new kid on the block is the ranger, but where did the term originally come … Continue reading

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Arizona, here we come


Last week we set up a basic supply of water for the Woodcraft folk (the alternative to the scouts). They spent the bank holiday weekend exploring the estate and having a good time. It was very nice to see them using traditional … Continue reading

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Bodgers’ Ball III


Sunday was just as windy as Saturday and Mark Allery’s Land Rover and bender were standing up well to the winds. This allowed him to make a ‘stick’- wonder what he’s gonna do with his ‘stick’? There were more willow workshops … Continue reading

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The Uncarved Block


The Uncarved Block   Ok it’s a carved English walnut but has the same principle as the uncarved block. Mostly I just grab a piece of wood, cleave it axe it and hack gently whittle away, strange how things develop … Continue reading

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