Collecting more sustainable timber for the new lodge

Here come the joists for the mezzanine floor in the new lodge. They are larch, and about twice as heavy as the spruce we’ve bought for the walls.

But like the spruce it has all come from Mike Moser’s oak woodland restoration project 8 miles away in Week. Not your average looking lumber yard perhaps, and we had to borrow the trailer from Andrew at the farm shop, but Ian brought it all back and and stored it away.

We don’t need it yet – Mike wanted it out of the way. He milled it last winter. Some of it is still losing resin. The bees might like that – they use resin to make propilis (filler to glue up gaps in their hives).