Logs for the Woodstove – stacked by Tony Sargeant against the wall (see previous post)



A good double row of logs neatly stacked which will be covered later to keep them dry (see previous post). It is much cheaper to buy logs by the load like this than as single sacks, but it does mean you have to have somewhere to store them: And the energy to stack them (this took Tony three hours of stacking – and a somewhat sore back at the end – but very satisfying – one is reminded of Tolstoy). These logs are cut and stored in a barn for some months on a local Shropshire Estate before delivery so dry enough to burn well without needing the expense of kiln drying (the green bag is for the small bits of kindling left after larger logs have been stacked).


Shropshire woods carpeted with Lesser Celandine



Anthony Sargeant went to pick Wild Garlic along the Shropshire lane close to his home and found this woodland carpeted with the yellow star-like flowers of Lesser Celandine. A magical scene