With nothing in particular to write about I thought I'd go through the most recent pictures from my camera and find some inspiration.........
Boundary works - it's important to keep stock out of woods as they damage the ground flora and prevent tree regeneration by grazing. Repairing our boundaries keeps sheep in the fields where they belong!
Local contractor repairing a woodland boundary wall.
Volunteer Ian repairing a fence after a tree fell and damaged it.
Another gap repaired by contractor near Coniston.
Dad dens - you may have read in an earlier blog about an event at Wray Castle on fathers day, guess who helped collect the den building material?
Claife Station - with the help of a sure footed group of volunteers we have finished removing the laurel from round Claife station to open up the historic views.
The view south restored.
Charcoal - again helped by more volunteers I have made some charcoal form wood cut to restore the designed landscape around Boon Crag farm near Coniston.
A kiln full of charcoal.
I love how you can still see the growth rings in the charcoal.
Tree planting - although our tree planting is done in the winter its always good to see them start to emerge from the protection of their tree tubes.
Cherry tree planted in 2012 growing out of its tree tube.
An oak with a little way to go!