The Firewood poem

I thought I would share a poem I found about firewood today! Given that we like lighting fires for cooking, sharing, making drinks etc in our forest school sessions!

We are also completely wood fired at the smallholding here, a log fuelled Esse for cooking, heating and hot water when the solar thermal panels are out of season, and a small log burner in the lounge!! So useful thoughts for what burns well in those too, especially as we seem to have ash die back in the woods so need to carefully monitor and fell!

Also it’s now the first of September and officially the start of the part of the year where we can trim hedges, gather firewood for next year and do a bit more work around the place without disturbing wildlife with their young.

A few farm photos

Last weekend I went to the farm with a few gal pals for my hen do!!!! Eeepppp!!! Less than a month to James and my wedding!!!!! Here are a few photos from the weekend!!










And yes I made fire…. It took less than James and dad’s three hours and not a whiff of petrol or a firefighter in sight!!! Ha ha!!!!!