With the weather being so mild I have really had to get to grips with the work in the wood. Barbara is coming in with the horses in early March and I need to complete the rest of the work very soon before the buds break. These big birch trees are on the edge of this year's coppice coup and will be staying to act as seed trees. They are a good age for birch trees and will eventually become standing dead wood, so vital for bio diversity. A big part of the enjoyment of the wood is being able to share it. This week quite a few people have been up, Hopefully these will become regulars in my blog as people play a massive part in what I do. As always my mate Chris has worked tirelessly helping me get things done.
Making has taken a bit of a back seat this week but a couple of days making shrink pots and pole lathe turning has helped keep the stock levels at an acceptable level, It's Stafford Makers Market this weekend and I have a number of shows in March so no time to back of from the workshop. The last few years have been a wonderful journey, hard work but it has bought me such a level on contentment.