Thursday, 10 September 2009

Gathering Winter Fuel

Yesterday, there was excitement at our mooring, as several of us had got together to organise a van, and to pick up two very large sacks of firewood. It is offcuts from a furniture company, and this lot cost us only £25 for what is in fact extremely good quality hardwood. Indeed, it does seem a shame to burn it!

The gathering of fuel for the colder months to come reinforces those feelings that Autumn bring, of the drawing in of the year and the passing of seasons. Stephen Fry, on his blog, puts it wonderfully, in his post Love Conkers All.


  1. A couple of years back while going through Bulbourne lock I noticed someone burning nice pieces of oak on a bonfire! (Leftovers from a wooden boat build) I couldn't bear the waste so to Neil's embarrassment asked for some. The guy was more than happy for me to take all I could load on board. Neil also wasn't happy when it came to cutting it up - it was very hard!
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  2. We've found that pallet wood comes in abundance, its quite smokey but very good if you're running low!!