Honeysuckle Wood Blog

Honeysuckle Wood Blog

My temporary Pallet bridge has collapsed

Well let’s be honest the Pallet that I placed over the stream was never going to last forever. It has remarkably been in place for a whole year though and the mower and trailer have been backwards and forwards dozens of times. But it has finally given up so it is time to build a […]

What should you do first in your Woodland?

Paths, paths, paths. A great piece of advice we first received when we met the manager of the woodland company was to establish your paths first and after a 18 months that advice still rings true. It might seem obvious but without good paths you can’t access or enjoy the space you have been lucky […]

Getting going with a plug-in hybrid

After a lot of reading and working out the finances we have decided that it is really time to get greener on our journeys in and out of the woods. It seemed silly that we have a desire to take on a piece of woodland and promote bio-diversity and all the other aspects of engaging […]

Autumn arrives

Autumn has really taken hold in the woodland now. Almost all the leaves have fallen and a carpet of burnt orange covers the floor. The weather is still dry enough that the leaves crackle beneath your feet and fly into the air if you scuff them up as you walk. The dogs tennis ball is […]

After a long dry summer the rain has arrived

We have had an amazing summer in the woods. It has been so easy to be outside, lighting the fire only to cook and being glad to be under canvass and the dappled shade of the tree canopy. You realise exactly how much we take water for granted in the UK especially when you are […]

The shelter for our souls

Our shelter has been a blessing. It has provided us with somewhere to escape the rain, a place to host friends and feed family. The deck was a last minute addition but has also been surprisingly useful and with the amazing summer sunshine this year has almost felt tropical at times. Building a shelter has […]