Barbara reeves

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The fowl house just unclips, no nuts and bolts to unscrew, and I found I could buy (I call it plastic wood) it's recycled plastic, in the size I used to make the runs so I screwed long pieces 2 inches X 1 inch X 6 foot long onto the bottom of the run and the fowl house base to stop it rotting , and I have strips of light weld mesh , the whole fowl house and run frame work sits on this about 10 inches wide  , to stop foxes digging in, and a bit protruding on the inside of the chicken enclosure to stop them digging a hole to let the fox in
11 months ago
3 hens in here, a better photo of the fowl house, 1 egg this morning, I can move the fowl house , I catch the hens easily by isolating them up one end of the run then lift up the small lid above them reach in and pick them up, even the wildest types, then I unclip the whole fowl house and run and take the 3 lids off the top of the run and resemble some where else , I also save their litter and put it back in , they don't have a floor , I just put saw and bark chips in when needed and when it gets to be quite deep litter I use for compost , it's very good and can be used straight away and it doesn't smell
11 months ago
4 hens in this fowl house ,3 eggs this morning
11 months ago
This is my willow patch , the chickens kept it nice, I'll put the fences up again later on, after I have cut the willows off
11 months ago
I got my tools for basketry from p.h.coate and son , in Taunton Somerset they are online and grow a lot of willows and make baskets and have a visitor center,  we went there a few years ago it was interesting , they also sell charcoal they make, and they are friendly nice people,that's the sharpening stone I use to sharpen my knife pictured under my knife
11 months ago
I got my tools for basketry from p.h.coate and son , in Taunton Somerset they are online and grow a lot of willows and make baskets and have a visitor center,  we went there a few years ago it was interesting , they also sell charcoal world they make, and they are friendly nice people,
11 months ago
This is a photo of my tools , I made the ruler, and the cheap pliers are really help , I bought a bodkin that's the sharp dangerous looking big spike , I use that a lot it's nice and big and tapered as you can see, I tried to draw a picture of an old gate hinge that has been sharpened to a point, I have seen one like it and think it was made for basketry, a homemade bodkin, the tools don't cost much ,the small wooden thing shaped like a small nerf has 3 small fins on it for splitting willow rods
11 months ago
Bird feeder, I made from willow , hanging in the hazelnut tree, I didn't use Hazle for my wattle panels in the shelter , I used willow, not as strong but easier for me to work with
1 year ago
This isn't the best wattle and dawb , i got tired  , one day i might pull it off damp it down rework it and make it a bit finer , i like to add hot wheat paste, for added strenght
1 year ago
I joined 3 bits of barrel together from 3 damaged ones, and i have a layer of stones on top , otherwise the plastic roof would melt,,
1 year ago