Winter chipping and tree works

Winter chipping and tree works

Winter with the wood chipper. This month and the next 2 are the season to be carrying out major tree works and disturbances. As most trees are in their dormant phase in the winter, the sap has receded into the inner parts of the tree prior to new growth, the tree is less prone to […]

Cow collateral damage.

Cow collateral damage.

These English longhorns are quite valuable beasts,  but also very destructive. They got used to trampling through this hole in the wall, and using it as a thoroughfare, after it’d been taken down by a fallen tree bough. It was quite a job to dissuade them from going over the foundations and it had to […]

Bob Graham Update

Bob Graham Update

A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who sponsored me for the Bob Graham Round, which we completed with a great team from The Peak and Lakes in 22 hours and 46 minutes! We had a great day out on the hill, ran up over 8000 metres, 42 Lakeland fells and about 70 miles in the time… […]

Sandstone rebuild, Bubnell

Sandstone rebuild, Bubnell

Quite happy with this rebuild at Bubnell completed last week just in time for farmer Chris’ son’s wedding reception in the field a day afterwards- phew! Thanks go to Steve Atkinson of Cumbria DSWA for the help with this and the advice along the way, as well as for putting up with shoddy stone, virile cows […]

Right tree, wrong place?

Right tree, wrong place?

Here’s a wall, built of lovely Longcliffe limestone, looks great, but for how long? Maybe in less then 10 years the maple will have uprooted the wall, or maybe less. It won’t cost too much to rebuild the wall and it won’t do the tree too much harm, but it’s these considerations that need to […]