September 2014

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Swedish Candle

DaveD, our chairman, was camping at Wooplaw over the weekend so used a bit of the windblown sitka as firewood. Rather than chop it he made a Swedish Candle by chainsawing a cross down through it and lighting a wee fire on the top. It burns down through the middle and stays alight for hours. [...]

The rakes are made

On Sunday a wee group turned out to try their hand at making hay rakes for next month’s meadow cutting. The tines were made by hammering some dry birch though a round hole. The heads are ash and the handles some ash or hazel poles. We’ve made all the design faults so we can tell [...]