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 cabin: Cold Chimneys. 12/01/2021

Today is the fifteenth of January. Was a rather cold morning in the woods today with icicles hanging off the wood store eves. Work has been at a stand still since coppicing due to the cold meaning cob just will not set and making it is a rather unpleasant job. So I have been findingContinue reading “Den cabin: Cold Chimneys. 12/01/2021”

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”

Den Cabin update: An open door. 12/12/2020

Today is the twelfth of December. Today I finished a 2 week long project. The cabin door. I have been wanting to do this for a good long while and am rather excited now that it is finished. The project was done at my parents house in the workshop because I wanted the door toContinue reading “Den Cabin update: An open door. 12/12/2020”

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”

The Den Cabin: Walling in. 07/11/2020

Today is the seventh of November. Autumn is well underway and the leaves are falling fast. Most of the sycamores have lot their leaves and only the oaks and beaches have many left. It is a stark reminder that winter is on its way and that the coppicing season is soon here and time willContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Walling in. 07/11/2020”

The Den Cabin: Walls rising 05/11

Today is the fifth of November. Progress has slowed on the cabin project dramatically. A whole month without a blog post. Work, college and lost light has rendered the amount of time I can spend working on it almost nil. I however have finally managed to get enough done to warrant a blog post. TodayContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Walls rising 05/11”

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”