The Scots Pine plantation thin continues. The steep terrain means that much of the timber must be carefully hand felled. Some of the small broadleaves among the pines have been knocked about a bit but none have been destroyed, which is a relief, and all down to the skill of the workers. In a couple of weeks the extraction machinery will be along to transport the timber uphill to the new entrance.
The rut has started and the fallow deer stags have started barking. On a still afternoon their deep grunting calls echo across the pond.
Trying out a new deer seat
With a great view from the top
It's the start of the wood burning season and we have quite a lot of birch firewood to shift
A regular customer, loading his trailer with a cord of birch
Newly emerged Honey Fungus on a pine stump
And a week later