Turf Drying Shed II

Turf Drying Shed II

This is a long partially collapsed structure with an iron or steel sheeted roof.Here the Turf was laid out for drying.You can still see the wires that run back and forth along the whole length of the shed. As far as I know the turf wasn’t used for fuel like in Ireland but may have been used for roofing and the like. I’ll have to find more .
This shot was taken using the built-in flash on the D800. Keen eyes will notice the lens shadow from the 16.35 mm I was using at the time.

Walking The Dog

Walking The Dog

Last weekend I went on a long walk with two mates and their dogs. I borrowed one of them to tow me around for most of the day. A fun experience for us both, I hope. I do miss having my own dog as growing up we always had one.

Skep Maker

Beehive Maker by Davidap2009
Beehive Maker, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

At the New forest show. I went to the bee keepers tent. I’m,as you know more than interested in our little friends. I got to see how the traditional beehives are made. They really are a work of art.

You can have a look at the post I wrote earlier this year about my visit to a beekeeper .here .Also see what a traditional skep like  the one above looks like when the bees are finished.