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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 2nd February, 2019)

Winter fuel

Winter fuel
Mostly from the old orchard cleared by the developers at the back of The Beeches in Standish.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Ken R on 2nd February 2019 at 02:19

How many little beasties are hiding and living the high life in that woodpile? Interesting Rev.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd February 2019 at 07:18

You'll need it this weather Rev Long. There's nothing looks and feels better better than a log or coal fire during these cold winter months. Nothing goes to waste at all, and I see you have a large supply of logs.
Time to fill my coal/Log bucket and I'll have the sherry later.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd February 2019 at 07:44

Rev, you will get fragrant scented smoke coming from your fire.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd February 2019 at 08:33

Monty would be proud of the provision of shelter for all the little creatures in the woodpile! At the same time it's quite an attractive addition to the garden!

Comment by: Poet on 2nd February 2019 at 08:48

One of my mates was a forester who often lit fires. He could identify which kind of wood was burning from the smell. A sort of connoisseur of smoke.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd February 2019 at 08:52

It would be better if those trees were renewing the oxygen layer rather than being burned and destroying it.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd February 2019 at 13:12

Sad that old orchards are being grubbed out, I understand we have lost hundreds & hundreds of acres, because people dont want old varieties of fruit, mainly apples. So we import them from all over the globe, they are rock hard to eat because they are picked before they are ripe & then kept in cold storage...progress is strange thing.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd February 2019 at 13:50

I remember being taught at school that Kent was the garden of England -and our strawberries are far nicer than Spanish ones - Apples as well! If only we had the climate for oranges and bananas and other exotic fruit we would be self sufficient. You are right about the hard apples Helen I broke a tooth on one years ago - I very rarely eat apples these days unless stewed in a pie!

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd February 2019 at 13:55

Won't be long before Michael Gove bans open fires and log burners, and about time too as they are polluting the atmosphere with the long forgotten smoggy fogs beginning to return... act upon the Clean Air Act.

Comment by: Poet on 2nd February 2019 at 14:27

British apples are the finest in the world. So is our cheese. A bit of Wensleydale and a Cox's Pippin. Food heaven.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd February 2019 at 12:12

Cyril's been brainwashed, oh I thought it was diesels polluting the air???
What is the point of Britain trying to clean up the so called air pollution, when some of the World is at war and other countries are starving, they don't give a dam about smoke or fog remember, we all live on this planet, so don't talk to me about coal and log fires.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd February 2019 at 13:54

Garry I'm not brainwashed at all, the facts speak for themselves:- Wood-burning stoves give off SIX times as much cancer-causing pollution as diesel trucks and they could be making you ill. (as recently reported in many national newspapers)

How many folks were killed or left with severe ill health by those awful smog's of yesteryear if you remember them. With hybrid power technology increasing quite soon diesel and petrol vehicles shall become obsolete with emission free vehicles becoming obligatory.

Remember if Britain leads the way others shall follow our lead.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd February 2019 at 19:51

So if this happens, are they going to ban bonfire nights, and new years eve firework displays. Just go back to the 1960s when almost every household had coal for their heating, factories and steam engines burned coal. Smoking and drinking can cause cancer but not proven because not everybody who smokes gets cancer. Next, mobile phones can cause ??????. It's all scaremongering and people like you believe it.

Comment by: Alan on 3rd February 2019 at 20:16

What about gas fumes.

Comment by: Alan on 4th February 2019 at 09:52

Soon as electric cars come popular, electric bills shoot through the roof. Look at the full picture Cyril.
Diesel fuel was always cheaper than petrol, until diesel cars and vans became popular.

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