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When it's too hot to sleep indoors!  #bushcraft#hammocklife#hammockcamping#twhammocks
So quiet and still on the river. Love my job!
So quiet and still on the river. Love my job!
Water is so clear! Saw a kingfisher and otter on the river, fine indicators of the rivers health.
Water is so clear! Saw a kingfisher and otter on the river, fine indicators of the rivers health.
Some times my job is really hard!! 😜. Me (left) and my work mates Craig (centre) and Simon (captain of our fine 7ft vessel). Jaunt on the water doing conveyance checks. Awesome day for it.
Some times my job is really hard!! 😜. Me (left) and my work mates Craig (centre) and Simon (captain of our fine 7ft vessel). Jaunt on the water doing conveyance checks. Awesome day for it.
Last one promise!! Once the fish reach a certain size they are then placed in outside ponds in mixed species as found in nature and left to grow on naturally.  It's been found that they grow bigger and healthier than trying to artificially simulate the environment.
Last one promise!! Once the fish reach a certain size they are then placed in outside ponds in mixed species as found in nature and left to grow on naturally. It's been found that they grow bigger and healthier than trying to artificially simulate the environment.
Live feed of Chub fish developing in their eggs.  These are approximately 3 days after fertilisation.
Live feed of Chub fish developing in their eggs. These are approximately 3 days after fertilisation.
Fish are humanly netted from various rivers just before spawning time and kept in holding tanks.  When nature says the time is right the eggs and sperm are harvested and fertilised via a non-invasive method.  The fish are returned to their location of capture and the eggs are monitored and grow.  In the wild a clutch of eggs has 1-2% survival rate. This way it's 80-90%!!
Fish are humanly netted from various rivers just before spawning time and kept in holding tanks. When nature says the time is right the eggs and sperm are harvested and fertilised via a non-invasive method. The fish are returned to their location of capture and the eggs are monitored and grow. In the wild a clutch of eggs has 1-2% survival rate. This way it's 80-90%!!
Spent the day learning about how a fish farm works.  Fascinating time.  All fish are native species and reared for a maximum of 2 years before being released into our rivers and lakes.  This is all paid for by your rod licenses!!! So if you fish and want your fish stocks healthy pay your fee!
Spent the day learning about how a fish farm works. Fascinating time. All fish are native species and reared for a maximum of 2 years before being released into our rivers and lakes. This is all paid for by your rod licenses!!! So if you fish and want your fish stocks healthy pay your fee!
Bit of bank holiday birch burl spoonage. First time carving a whole burl, challenging but way worth it!! 😍
Bit of bank holiday birch burl spoonage. First time carving a whole burl, challenging but way worth it!! 😍
River is pretty warm considering the time of year! Very refreshing and invigorating after a day in a pollution suit. πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
River is pretty warm considering the time of year! Very refreshing and invigorating after a day in a pollution suit. πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
Time for a cheeky swim in the river me thinks. . .
Time for a cheeky swim in the river me thinks. . .
What I have to do wear and do when people dump chemicals in the water courses. The mats and boom soak up and prevent the oils moving further down the watercourse.
What I have to do wear and do when people dump chemicals in the water courses. The mats and boom soak up and prevent the oils moving further down the watercourse.
A mother duck and her 3 ducklings. Never gets boring watching them.
A mother duck and her 3 ducklings. Never gets boring watching them.
When you've got a big old heavy stick of wet poplar to get out of the watercourse up a bank. A bore hole, 2 capstan winches, and multiple pulley blocks, help get the job done and way better on your body than a tirfor winch. #forestry#winching#husqvarna
When you've got a big old heavy stick of wet poplar to get out of the watercourse up a bank. A bore hole, 2 capstan winches, and multiple pulley blocks, help get the job done and way better on your body than a tirfor winch. #forestry #winching #husqvarna 
Tools of the trade, husky 550, 560, 390xps. #husqvarna #forestry
Cleaning up a big old wind blown poplar. Not easy when it's across a water course. CS50 can't teach you this, but how to think about a situation laterally.
Cleaning up a big old wind blown poplar. Not easy when it's across a water course. CS50 can't teach you this, but how to think about a situation laterally.
Finally met my new nephew Jack. Cute, happy little bundle he is. Here he is using me as a lazy boy recliner.
Finally met my new nephew Jack. Cute, happy little bundle he is. Here he is using me as a lazy boy recliner.
Small tea spoon made out of a waste piece of birch with small amount of burr in it so couldn't throw it away. Occlusion in it was weak and brittle which basically cracked and fell out during drying. Rather than throw the spoon out I'm gonna try and use a clear filler and make it a feature of the spoon. #bushcraft#spooncarving
Small tea spoon made out of a waste piece of birch with small amount of burr in it so couldn't throw it away. Occlusion in it was weak and brittle which basically cracked and fell out during drying. Rather than throw the spoon out I'm gonna try and use a clear filler and make it a feature of the spoon. #bushcraft #spooncarving