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We Bought A Camper

We Bought A Camper

Camping in the woods is great fun, but we cannot take them with us to go travelling, so over the past few years (well nearly 7 years) we’ve trialed a few things. First we went for a folding camper to join other family members and their caravan at various places around our home county. We …

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Our second passion

Our second passion

We’ve owned our little woodland now for a couple of years. We have cleared countless brambles from various areas and allowed numerous trees to flourish. We’d set out on day one to see how the woodland worked. We wanted to work with the natural balance and restore it to a healthy and lush state. So …

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The Butterfly Man

The Butterfly Man

This week saw the second visit from the butterfly man, or Ken as we got to know him as. As a group of woodland owners we are keen to encourage our native wildlife to thrive in our surroundings. Our focus for this visit was the butterflies. We were keen to learn more about their habitat …

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Bird Boxes

Bird Boxes

The snow over winter has reduced our 6ft high brambles to a little over ankle height in most places around the woodland. So, to provide a little helping hand to our smaller feathered friends we are hanging bird boxes near areas that we observed birds nesting last year. Olivia was delighted to hang the first …

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The Woodsman Stove

The Woodsman Stove

After a year of ownership of Bramble Bank Wood it is time to introduce a dedicated stove, both for added safety with the fire and children but also for efficient burning of our small amount of timber. Gem has always wanted one of these and Christmas presented the perfect opportunity to get one. 🙂 I chose …

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Shelter Mk4

Shelter Mk4

Its been nearly a year (well, 10 months)  since we received our key and completed on Bramble Bank Wood. In that time we have built 3 shelters to keep us and our gear out of the elements. Well, the tarp is beginning to show signs of wear ‘n’ tear on shelter mk3 so we’ve decided …

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Pirates and Princesses

Pirates and Princesses

Whilst we work, its nice that the children can play. But you can’t play pirates or princesses without a castle or a ship. So, with a few pallets, the good bits of our old decking and panels from our old shed, we’ve built both in an area set aside for the kids.

Forest Cam

Forest Cam

For a while Gav has wanted to buy a new gadget for use in the woodland, so forest cam has arrived in bramble bank wood. Setup for a trial run and in an attempt to see who or what has been eating the birdseed in the storage shelter we managed to capture the following: Please …

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Camping @ Daisy Wood

Camping @ Daisy Wood

We’ve been invited by Richard to camp at Daisy Wood, which is located both at the other end and the far side of the overall woodland. Two approaches to camping have been taken for tonight. Ours to pitch the 4 man tent and Richard’s to put up the tarpaulin and place a few camp beds …

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