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dear fencing

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lots of wealths being increased in this journey of putting up around 500m of deer fencing… this weekend I met an amazing widswummin fae Kintyre who told me that her other half is coring what woucl be 7 thousand year old hazel stools…first my chest, heart, stomach, brain and very […]

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blazing bitters

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As this place regenerates after the spruce, dandelions have slowly made their way back on to the croft. We are nested within the community forest and edged by a path network valued daily by dog walkers, cyclists, children, hedgehogs, an occasional otter, deer, squirrels, mice, voles, a few local cats, […]

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wealth

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A blissful half hour walking the fence line with the hens in the forest garden (it only takes one deer!). It’s an area 0.3h of the whole 3.85h croft land and full of fruit trees and bushes. The alder thicket seems to have grown by magic! The only thing flowing […]

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chop and drop

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We’ve got a lot of rushes on the croft hill. This hardy plant is part and parcel of succession after clearfell. Like many elements we’ve grown to appreciate the rushes for their role in soil stabilisation after clearfell, for the habitat they provide for ground nesting birds and other small […]

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stump counting

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Just spent a luscious morning wandering around this bit of hill. 140 hazel, oak and rowan trees protected here with around the same amount of birch and willow unprotected, toughing it out on their own against the deer. Some have been planted by jay, squirrel, wind blown seed and some […]