Tag Archives: Charcoal making

Spring Time in the Woods

Exciting times, flowers aplenty and blue skies and sunny days at least now and then. We have been working hard on the growing spaces with carrots, onion sets, garlic and shallots planted. The Hugel mound has beans, beetroot and even … Continue reading

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Charcoal Making Course in Ferryside Woodland. 2nd and 3rd May.

PLEASE SHARE DETAILS ABOUT THIS COURSE ON YOUR OWN NETWORK. A BIG THANK YOU! CHARCOAL MAKING IN A SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND VENUE: COED PANTEG WOODLAND OUTSIDE FERRYSIDE ON THE CARMARTHEN ROAD. WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd May.  10 … 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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Taking the lid off the kiln

Just got back from Coed Panteg. Went down with Lucy, Nicola ,Jim and Dave to open up the kiln and if possible bag up  charcoal. Open sesame. Looking good! Although at first glance it looked good with about 50 % charcoal production … Continue reading

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Charcoal making using the 6′ kiln

Second day of the course and Martin fired up the carefully stacked kiln. We retreat behind flimsy tape! After a while the burn got going thanks to a pair of paraffin soaked trousers and dry kindling in the middle of … Continue reading

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Mid Summer’s day Charcoal course

Day one of the charcoal course with a fantastic day and a big turnout. Led by Martin and supported by Alex, Mary and Lucy. New faces and old friends. Dave, Nicola and James from Ferryside. Fanny and her  “woofa” Canadian … Continue reading

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Coppicing work March 2014

A burst of activity after this winter’s hard  rain (going to fall!) Even our barrow in the woods filled up. A rogue flock of sheep had come into the district having escaped from some poorly fenced land two miles away. On … Continue reading

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