Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Monday, 28 October 2013
Operation Log Stack!
Apologies for our absence last week, we were busy with Operation Log Stack! 25 tonnes of logs were delivered to the valley on Monday morning, and we spent all week splitting, chopping, sawing and stacking to get it done by Friday. Most the logs are now in the barn, where they can dry before being used in our wood boiler.
The logs, which are from Wenlock Edge, arrived at 9 o'clock on Monday morning.
They were lifted off the lorry and stacked by the edge of the car park. Then began the hard work!
The smaller logs went straight through the processor which cut them to the right size then split them into quarters. They then got deposited into the trailer. The bigger logs were cut to size first using a chainsaw, then either passed through the processor or were split with an axe. Once the trailer was full it was off down the valley!
The logs were stacked into crates at first, then between them, until the whole barn was full!
This work couldn't have been done without the help of our wonderful volunteers, so a huge thank you to them! The boiler is now stocked until well into the new year, it was a great job by all!