Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Coppicing at Killynether

I'm back to the old routine again and, today, we all met at Killynether Wood which is near Scrabo in County Down. There were seven of us today, and the task was to continue coppicing a slope in the middle of the woods.

The tools were a chainsaw, saws and loppers. We lit a fire, which took quite a long time to become established owing to the damp kindling (despite the fire-lighters we'd brought with us).

Lunch was home-made ham and cheese, mayonnaise and chutney sandwiches on granary bread; accompanied by tea.

We got finished early today, at about three o'clock.

No comments :