Squirrel Vol-Au-Vents

Grey Squirrel Vol-Au-Vents   It has become a tradition that we celebrate our friend Hazel’s birthday with a squirrel dish.  Previous years have seen squirrel and wild garlic pasties and simple barbecued squirrel legs but this year I decided to reinvent a...

The Thing About Grey Squirrels is…

What is the most important job we do in our woodland? Without a doubt, it’s controlling grey squirrels. I do this throughout the late spring and summer to prevent grey squirrels from bark stripping the trees that I have spent the winter favouring with my thinning and...

Ian’s Curvy Sweet Chestnut Doors

I was recently very pleased to get some sweet chestnut boards from Bron Haul. The before picture shows the very useful, and very ugly, fitted wardrobe and cupboard. It was too useful to get rid of but was a dominating feature that I disliked, and wondered what to do...

Dovetail box in wild cherry

Wild cherry logs – such a treat in the firewood pile. Whack with a splitting maul, and the clean inside shimmers with warm orange, yellow and green swirls. What double joy that the woodland is now producing cherry stems big enough to venture beyond aesthtic log piles...