Category Archives: April 2013

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Back on the land!

My first extended visit to Coed Panteg for some 4+ years was great. I finally met the ‘new’ members, helped tidy up the new coppice area, celebrated Martin’s birthday and attended my first AGM in a while… My last two … Continue reading

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You tube video. Charcoal making in Coed Panteg

Menter Cwm Gwendraeth – Charcoal Project Thought you might like to see this short video about the charcoal making course held in Coed Panteg woods, filmed by the excellent Zero Carbon officer Paul Thomas. The course was led by Martin and every … Continue reading

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Green shoots and other thoughts

Almost the end of April and a rainy afternoon -time to share some news from the woodland. Ty’r Eithin have finished fencing the higher pasture and have recently brought in some lovely Belted Galloway cattle and some Welsh Blacks. They are very content … Continue reading

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Apologies Team 157 and Ifor

Apologies we didn’t open the gate for you today and you had a wasted journey. Extra cake rations tomorrow- honest

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Welcome to team 157 from The Prince’s Trust and a plug for George Monbiot’s new book

Good news Ifor Griffiths from Prince’s Trust had confirmed that we have a party of young people working with us in July. A 15-week programme to improve levels of confidence and give young people involved new skills” A packed agenda … Continue reading

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Ash dieback in Ferryside and other goings on

Ferryside hit the headlines (well not quite). Natural Resources ( http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/?lang=en ) the new Welsh environment agency identified some cases of ash dieback disease in planted and wild trees on an undisclosed site near Ferryside. Martin posted a link to the … Continue reading

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Foxy day

First of May and things are hotting up  in our Forest garden . Pitched up yesterday ready to eat my sandwiches and looked out up the hill. A flash of red  and I spied a fox sitting there casually watching … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

 April  16th. Out planting our potatoes , garlic and onions in our garden strip yesterday. Blazing sun and the air filled with the sounds of birds. Buzzard and kite wheeled overhead and a raucous jay popped in but best of … Continue reading

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Greenhouse effect

A long time since the last post sounded. I’ve been busy putting up a greenhouse in our garden with help from Andy and Louie (thanks both), Lucy want to bring on plants to put in the Forest garden at Panteg … Continue reading

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