Monthly Archives: November 2014

Getting started with carving wooden spoons

I wasn’t really intending to post on spoon carving but when Dean of Des Moines asked Peter Follansbee how to sharpen a battered spoon knife (hoping he could get an affordable second hand one) I thought I’d share how I … Continue reading

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Prepping for summer

  A busy few days, it started with cutting the long grass in the orchard (and other places).  I do this with a grass blade on a scrub-cutter, which throws the cut grass to the left.  Working anti-clockwise around trees … Continue reading

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Yellow and gold through the Lewis, Murchison and Tapawera and back again

Away to the north in a small plantation forest there is  an unfinished and untended shed – cabin.  I finally managed to get away to it for a few days.  It wasn’t fun but the travel was OK and a … Continue reading

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Canterbury Botanical Society Events Update

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the November events however a reminder and a little more information for some of it. This Friday, 7th of November, kicks off early at 7pm at the Riccarton Library to present Dr. Brian … Continue reading

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