Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Planking and tree planting with our WWOOFer

Using the chainsaw mill on a trunk of dry oak from our woodland with the help of our WWOOFer Aurora.
I have just finished re-building the Stihl 046 we use for the mill - needed a new cylinder and piston.

Aurora Planting trees in the wood with the help of Zero the dog!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chippings galour

 Had a stroke of luck this week.   I decided to bring branches back from our wood to chip and refresh our chicken run (a laborious process!)  Then I spotted a team of men working on the hedges at the house opposite.  I had a word with them and - 'hey presto'! a large heap of chippings appeared.
Some are for the chicken run, some to put around the raspberries and some I will take to our wood to make the track less muddy (its nearly impassable at the moment.)

  The chippings will stay in the chicken run for about a year to get nicely mixed with chicken droppings and then be used as mulch around our fruit trees and bushes.