I recently invested in a new digital camera and have renewed my love of photography, the views from the smallholding, and the flora and fauna within the smallholding.
Green wood carries about a third of its weight as water, which on the fire evaporates and helps to carry the heat away up the chimney. You can often hear a log sizzle or hiss in the fire if it is too green or damp.
How to find out what is a hard or soft wood.
The hazel – a good smallholder tree that also produces the hazelnut Hazel trees are part of the genus Corylus which includes nearly 20 different specimens, and most types also yield delicious nuts that can be eaten raw or cooked […]