A Good Day’s Foraging

Walking down by Chichester Harbour – we came across a wild apple tree with some delicious, small cherry red apples – about half the size of a normal apple. This couple of kilos will make us a very nice crumble.

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And on the way home, some friends asked us if we could shift some oak from a tree that they had just cut down – yes we can!

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I couldn’t fit much more in the bus weight-wise! This must have weighed around a ton. I drove home slowly! That’s next year’s wood sorted.

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Well Prepared for Winter – A Lot of Wood In-front of the House

In German, ‘A Lot of Wood Stacked In-front of the House’ can have a whole different meaning! But it is also traditionally a sign of being well prepared for winter in the Black Forest.

Old habits die hard – so I have been stacking wood in-front, behind and at the sides of the house. Two cubic metres (loose) worth.

It was a couple of hours of good solid work: I’m pleased with the results. That should keep us nice and toasted over the winter!