Category: Diary

It’s a dog’s life

Arrived back at home to find the chap keeping the power lines clear had run over our top dog Ted at our home, despite special instructions to look out for the deaf old dog. I rushed him to the vet where we soon realised it was time for goodbyes rather than hope. I thanked him […]

A Land Rover for all people

Today I sat in a very smart Land Rover Discovery, the one with the bells and whistles, the V8 with the heated leather seats (only mock if you live in the Welsh Hills). The neighbour was looking to down size his fleet of Jaguars and Land Rovers and I was attracted by the seven seats […]

What would yew do with it?

We sell as much waste and windfall as we can. Windfall tends to come from local farmers and land owners. The waste primarily comes from commercial packaging waste into kindling, as well as ‘arrisings’ from local tree surgeons. Recently we cleared 100 cubic metres from a local manor house near Oswestry. It is a very […]

Welcome to our new website.

Working on the principle that enough monkeys working on typewriters can eventually write the works of Shakespeare, we have hired a (very cheap) monkey – who works for peanuts – to create a new web site for us. Hopefully it’s clearer, easier to navigate and more informative. We’d welcome your comments about whether the new […]

Family Life On The Welsh Hillside

Welcome to The Woodcutters Blog. Keeping up with my Facebook page has given me an interesting insight into social medial as a platform for creativity, trading and communicating (almost 3000 people saw the post about my recent accident). But not everyone is that interested in firewood and whose to blame them? I am exploring the […]

Rounders and toasted marshmallows

Had the pleasure and privilege of spending the evening with the Brownies, invited as part of their Father Days fun celebrations. We played rounders using the grave stones as bases, dads and granddads against the girls. We had hot dogs and toasted marshmallows. The joys of parenthood, although some say it gets harder as they […]

Diazepam and Grace Jones

Modern life here on the hillside is probably much the same with your average urban late 40 something’s (me not The Woodcutters Wife). Family time at the library this morning, home for lunch before Beth goes out to assist with fine dining at the local boutique hotel that is her second job, leaving me to […]

There is a mower for everyone

This I was told that recently by a very knowledgeable and experienced agricultural engineer. Was it an analogy for finding your partner in life? Can it change and adapt to meet your changing needs? Anyway, the mower he was showing me was £3500 second hand and I wondered what the Woodcutters Wife would say? The […]

Risk and Fish Cake

‘Where’s your phone?’ he asked as he looked down at me lying on the concrete floor of The Cow Shed, no trace of emotion or concern in his voice. ‘It’s in the van,’ I replied matter of factly as I looked through the hole in the roof that I had fallen through. Curling my toes […]

Zen and the art of social media

This is our old Land Rover, we love it dearly despite it being very uncomfortable. loud, heavy and thirsty. It lives in the barn, always starts and stops when you want it to and generally it runs like the well engineered vehicle it is. Unfortunately through lack of use and not keeping a lot of […]

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