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A Sussex Equinox

I never tire of the passing of the seasons in Sussex.  Yesterday morning, as the sun broke through the mist over Bewl Water, spring made its presence felt with its electricity in the air. The fecund earth is about to … Continue reading

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Glories of the Season

I have awoken to a thick blanket of autumn mist these last few days.  It’s been as though nature has reached for the sun to absorb the last of the year’s warmth. Meanwhile the treehouse progresses.  The lining and battens … Continue reading

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Shingles Schmingles

Eeeeeaaaassssyyyy. Actually I take that back, if only because I know it’s tempting fate.  However, despite yesterday’s trepidation, I actually managed to make some shingles.  Just one to start with, then another three. I was aware that when splitting wood … Continue reading

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Making Shingles

I went back to John Waller at Bore Place to pick up a couple of oak logs from him.  They were a bit larger than he’d anticipated; 18″ of heartwood rather than 12″ and were thus rather more expensive – … Continue reading

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