Although March is now with us and it also stopped raining about two weeks ago, the temperature is still dropping to below freezing most nights. However, it’s sunny, and last week I enjoyed a couple of luncheons at my Riverside Canteen:
The river looks good and even has a blue cast in the sunshine:
While actually the water is a tannin brown:
Coppicing continues at Wood Nook as there are only flower buds, but no leaf-burst as yet. David did some good dead hedging to keep the deer from getting at the new growth and nibbling off the ends. It looked rather good.
I don’t think he was too impressed with my attempts, but then we were running out of brash to use as material, it is rather time-consuming to build, and there is more hazel to be cut down this year.
I used my wigwam construction on the large stool previously mentioned:
I’m sure the best plan would be a deer-proof fence around the whole coppice land parcel, but the management plan, strangely does not seem to provide for that.
I made mine earlier.
You can see from my open-necked-shirt that the temperature is back up to a balmy 6 Centigrade.