Den update: Firewood 26/07/2021

Today is the twenty sixth of July. As summer races along and autumn being just round the corner I decided to finally get the firewood situation under control for the next couple years. Along with help from Hannah and fin, I have got myself in good standing. The first firewood to get lopped was theContinue reading “Den update: Firewood 26/07/2021”

The Den Cabin: Woodsman on the roof. 18/07/2021:

Today is the eighteenth of July and the roof is coming along swimmingly. After months of no progress on it, I have finally been given that final kick to push on and get somewhere. After a rather long and intense shingle making session, along with a clearing up the final bits on the south coppiceContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Woodsman on the roof. 18/07/2021:”

Den Cabin: Cabin Porch 13/07/2021

Today is the thirteenth of July. General update time. The weather has vastly improved over the last couple of weeks and this has led to great progress being made. Along with a couple visitors it has been an exciting few weeks in the woods. More below. The first project to get finished off this weekContinue reading “Den Cabin: Cabin Porch 13/07/2021”

Den update: Longbows and slow progress 28/02/2021

Today is the twenty second of February. The last month has been a rather slow and sad one with little progress happening in the woods despite the rapid improvement in the weather. There has been minor progress on the back wall and the front loft. As well I have been working on a new hazelContinue reading “Den update: Longbows and slow progress 28/02/2021”

Den Woodlands: Coppicing 2021.

Today is the second of January. Today and yesterday have been the den block coppicing day. The next coup of hazel stools have been felled for coppice. Last year I put three stools to the saw and the results were rather impressive. The stools at first did not seem to do anything and it wasContinue reading “Den Woodlands: Coppicing 2021.”

The Den: 2020

2020 in photos according to the den. A massive thank you to all those who have helped me this year on the cabin. To name a few: Cate, Toby, Fin, Rory, Johnny, Tom, Barnswood team, Martin, Sam, Chris, Brett, Adam and all the others who I have forgotten :P. Let us hope that progress continuesContinue reading “The Den: 2020”

Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020

Today is the twenty third of November. The cooler weather has set in and the frosts are now a semi frequent occurrence. The cabin is growing day by day at a decent rate. Unlike the month of October, I have had some breaks in work and fair weather, which despite the lack of light, hasContinue reading “Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020”

Den update: Future Plans. 26/09/2020

Today is the twenty sixth of September. I was alone again in the woods. The birds were chirping away and the first winter cold has set in. Was a nice 4c when I stepped out of the house this morning. Today was a rather relax laid back day. I set about making and laying someContinue reading “Den update: Future Plans. 26/09/2020”

The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020

Today the the twenty fourth of September . A friend came to join me down in the woods today. I was in the process of slowly adding more shingles to the roof extending the northside wall line. Due to him being a far better tree surgeon then me I figured I would ask help makingContinue reading “The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020”

Den recovery work and coppice project update: 11/08

Today is the 11th of august. Went down to the den today with a friend to discover someone one or some people had gone and spent the night there and wrecked a large percentage of my progress. Large volumes of the roof battons and shingles had been burned and significant damage was done to ourContinue reading “Den recovery work and coppice project update: 11/08”