Saturday, 16 February 2013

Planting Damsons & A Tree Monster

To atone for my sins of cutting down two trees over the last couple of weekends I planted three damson trees today.
I think these will be the only damson trees I'll plant on our smallholding as there is only so many damsons you need (although that said I know what I'm like with fruit trees!)
 
The three varieties of damson - Merry Weather, King of the damsons and Langley bullace


I quite like the moody sky in the background (10ft whip of a tree nearest in photo)
 Last weekend I cut down another tree. It was a horrible fast growing fir so don't feel too bad for it. Whilst cutting the branches off I noticed something furry about half way up.
Sitting pretty
 I had no idea what would sit there whilst I was hacking all around it with a chainsaw. I poked it gingerly with a stick (this was before all the branches were gone you understand) nothing. I climbed up to inspect and came face to face with this:
It made me jump when I first saw it.
 
Evil eyes?

I've no idea how long he's been up there but he looked a bit sorry for himself.
He's still attached to his branch even now pooor little guy didn't want to leave it - just his branch is now in the wood pile!

13 comments:

  1. It looks a little like the flotsam I used to see in MOTHER SHIPTONS CAVE

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    1. I've just searched that and it might be a good day out when the little one is a little older!

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  2. Thats really surreal, someone's little joke from the past, I can see how it made you jump.
    Briony
    x

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    1. I can't believe I poked it with a stick!

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  3. You can't consign your little tree monster to the woodpile! You are a crafter of wood so tidy up his perch and relocate him somewhere nice. After all, he has been keeping an eye on the place for goodness knows how long.

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    1. The wood pile is quite nice - he's in the dry for the first time in years!

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  4. Awww.....don't burn him, he's the watcher of the land and will bring you luck (and also make you jump out of your skin on many occasions).

    Sue xx

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    1. I may have to find a new home for him if everyone is going to be on his side!

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    1. Be careful what you wish for, I could airmail him to you.

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