OK, opened the charcoal kiln:
Not a bad burn. Made 29 5 kilo sacks of top class barbecue charcoal. Quite a few ‘brown ends’ where the wood has not quite converted, but these help start the next burn. Looks like I stopped it just at the right time as there is evidence of the charcoal starting to burn at two of the inlet ports. It was quite windy during the burn so some care was required with controlling the air inlets. Very technical involving slabs of wood and socks filled with sand.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I’ve been making a display ladder for the bowls
I borrowed the idea from Saul at Wild About Wood. His is a hurdle construction, while mine is more of a turned affair. I’m afraid I’m going to have to keep this way from visitors’ hands as they will never be able to manage handling them without dropping the bowls (from past experience!)
Just about completed the round three-legged stool
I’ll take another when it’s complete as it looks a little crooked in this one. It is true really, honest!
The ramsons are really thick now that Spring is well under way:
But still awaiting leave flush, although there are signs on the sycamores and hazels. The bluebells are just starting to flower
At least three are round my workshop.