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The Foragers: How to make medieval ink from Oak Galls

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 May, 2018 ~ 3 comments

Here the foragers show you how to make medieval ink using foraged Oak Galls. This simple recipe uses only Oak Galls, Iron Sulphate and water, so everyone to become a medieval writer.

A film by The Foragers
https://the-foragers.com/

New Woodland Owners

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 May, 2018 ~ 7 comments

We hear two very different stories behind people`s personal decisions to become woodland owners: for Peter, being in the fortunate position to be able to buy a wood has enabled him to achieve a lifelong ambition. He is embracing this opportunity to follow his passion for plants and traditional crafts. Keen to encourage youth groups to share in the positive experience of being outdoors, he has worked with the natural landscape to create a sustainable, dynamic environment to enjoy. For Shirley, her newly acquired woodland is "a sanctuary", a contemplative place to be - a support in her time of bereavement - and a safe, quiet space in nature for her extended family. For more information on all our Woods for Sale across the UK please see http://www.woodlands.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Windsor Chair Making

by WoodlandsTV ~ 30 April, 2018 ~ 9 comments

Matt Belfrage shares his obvious skill and enthusiasm for designing and crafting various bespoke Windsor comb back chairs from a range of sustainable timber sources - storm-felled or dying trees. Matt outlines the key tools and techniques he adopts, describing the properties of specific timbers - elm, walnut, sycamore - and talks us through the different processes involved that shape the wood from the initial board through to the finished product - beautiful and functional furniture. All offcuts are also crafted into unique items eg boxes made from burrs. Matt`s respect for the wood and passion for his craft is clear. http://www.mattbelfrage.co.uk/?doing_wp_cron=1499349698.2759079933166503906250
http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Preparing Firewood

by WoodlandsTV ~ 23 April, 2018 ~ 7 comments

Richard Hare, experienced woodland manager and craftsman, shares his top tips for preparing firewood: sawing the logs in a Buckingham woodstation and ensuring the stack is properly ventilated; how to safely use the splitting maul and efficiently cut kindling. Rich also shows us the benefits of a rocket stove - that all-important outdoor kettle. http://keeperscoppicing.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

How to Thatch a Roof

by WoodlandsTV ~ 12 April, 2018 ~ 4 comments

Dickie Wright, from RJ Wright and Son, Master Family Thatchers, explains the key elements to thatching a roof, as he demonstrates his skills at the Royal Bath & West Show. Dickie tells us how this work has been a family tradition for over 8 generations and he shares his delight and pride that there are currently 3 generations working this way. We hear about the processes involved, the minimal equipment needed and the benefits of using combed wheat reed as we see the obvious expertise and passion Dickie has for thatching. http://www.rjwrightthatchers.co.uk/ http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Impressionist Painting in Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 April, 2018 ~ 6 comments

Sarah Pye is a contemporary impressionist, specialising in painting woodlands and other landscapes. Her technique is very unique, dropping the paint from a height in a multi layer style which creates beautiful images, in this short film we follow Sarah in the process of creating three woodland paintings.
See more of her work here: http://www.sarahsart.co.uk
A Tom Hartwell film https://www.tom-hartwell.com/

Smoking Food in a Hollow Tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 March, 2018 ~ 7 comments

The Foragers are a team of hunter-gatherers who run a wild food pub in St Albans. They regularly head into the woods on foraging adventures. In this video the Foragers turned a hollow tree into a smoker, capable of hot smoking a pheasant and cold smoking cheese at the same time. A new way of cooking out in the wild.

To learn more about The Foragers and their wild experiences, check www.foragewell.com

Making Nettle Wine

by WoodlandsTV ~ 2 March, 2018 ~ 14 comments

Here we follow Michael White, experienced forager and wild food expert, as he outlines the steps to take to make delicious nettle wine. Michael talks us through the process from start to finish - harvesting the tender tips of the nettles, the additional ingredients, fermentation, straining off the sediment, bottling...and tasting the end product! http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

The Foragers: Secret Mushrooms

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 February, 2018 ~ 7 comments

Introducing the Foragers - a team of hunter-gatherers who run a wild food pub in St Albans. They head into the woods on foraging adventures. In this video the Foragers go exploring deep inside a hollow tree. You’ll be sickened and fascinated by what they found there, and how they turned it into a tasty goulash.
For more info on the Foragers go to www.foragewell.com

Ferreting

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 January, 2018 ~ 17 comments

Michael White is an experienced forager and wild food expert. Here he shares his ferreting expertise - talking us through how best to care for the ferrets, signs to look for when sourcing the rabbits` bury (or burrow), the ideal time of year to go ferreting, permissions and equipment required - mindful of the ethics as well as the benefits of this field sport. A passionate advocate of `nose to tail` eating - he shows a respect for the rabbit as a sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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