These little beasts just got moved to the adjacent field to me. Thing is, there's one little scamp who's already jumped the fence! They're Lincolnshire Reds, in case you were inquisitive.
This is what happens when you get a torrential downpour while the kilns are being lit! These are brands or browns, and are a result of the temperature being too low to create charcoal. We had a biblical downpour (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration. But only slight!) the last time the kilns were lit. The rain creeps into the kiln and dowses the growing fire. The rain also made its way through everything I was wearing. I was saturated!
This here is about 2/3 of the wood that went into the kiln! Luckily the other kilns were much less affected.
Right, note to self, must do much better! My record for these updates are appalling, so I apologise. Anyway, the charcoal season is now in full swing and you should be seeing the bags in both Co-Op stores and independent shops around Lincolnshire. The weather has been as good as you can ask for so far, and long may that continue!
As for the winter, it was very productive. There was some serious timber felling operations, one of which has just been extracted from the woodland and looks like a sheer wall of timber! The woodland was on a coppice rotation and had been left a little too long, to my benefit. The timber should be at my base within 3 weeks and will be in the bags and in the shops a couple of weeks after then.
I promise to update more often with goings on around the kilns and in the woodland. So keep an eye out and have a nice bank holiday.
A little late in the season, but better late than never. This is my felling season, so im out felling trees in woodlands around the county. If im not felling the trees ill be at the base processing the timber in preparation for the beginning of the charcoal season in a matter of weeks! The weather recently has made the kilns and base look rather photogenic, i couldn't resist...
Been busy on & offsite this week, who knew there was life outside the forest? I would like to welcome Lincolnshire Barbecue Charcoal to modern day, well its a start.
With the sunshine out last week, people were making the most of weather & the phone was non-stop with orders for charcoal, as a result I spent most of last week out & about delivering. I was pleasantly surprised to see one of our stockist Vine House Farm shop made a mini Lincolnshire Barbecue Charcoal Display at the front door, I couldn't help but take a picture.
Working on the Lincolnshire trust site, I am privileged to see all the different native species, especially during the spring & summer, there was even a family of Blue-tits nesting in the gate post. Only a few steps away from the Kilns there are habitats for snakes & slow-worms.
On warm sunny days its worth having a look