For once I saw it, out of the corner of my eye.
I can’t tell you how many times I have not noticed the bright flaming red, 20m long, 5m high, 40 tonne hunk of timber carrying metal as it comes and goes like the will-o-the-wisp, in and out of our yard with it’s round timber loads.
Obviously I must be diligently concentrating on something of huge importance at the time.
This time I caught it though (thought he could get by me did he?) so I scooped up the magic machine (for picture taking don’tcha know) and scrambled round in time to watch Brian offload.
You have to be quick. He’s like lightening with that rig & crane. He doesn’t hang around.
Not until afterwards anyway, for a quick coffee and a catch up before he’s back out to yet another woodland for yet another another load before dark. It’s good to know he’s busy (so busy he just can’t squeeze in another load for months) because it means UK forestry (go Grown in Britain!!) is busy.
What that means for the timber I’m not sure. We know it’s not all going to be treasured like our boules, but hopefully it’s out there making an economic difference to somebody and a positive difference to a woodland environment.
How will we know for sure? That’s a tough one. I’m going to have to go away and research that a bit. First stop Forestry Commission website… maybe a bit of CONFOR, bit of SYLVA…. oh it’s a hard life isn’t it?
Until next time, as always, thanks for listening wood fans.
Incase you’ve taken a fancy to one of these boules – here’s the BOULES stock… take your pick!
You’ve gotta love a Round Timber Lorry pics on google and if you look carefully you’ll even see Brian sneaking past the office as per usual
If you ended up here by mistake and don’t understand why you’re not reading about Petanque then this is for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxeFnT1JZPw
They’re even going to tell us all about Wood Drying http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_drying
And now you’re here, at the bottom of the page, this is for you (Dave) our reader.
Thanks for being you.
P.S. Look after your hedgehogs http://hedgehogrescue.co.uk/