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cat frampton
Dartmoor based artist and maker of things (farmer too). All art should be half craft, half vision (I don't always manage this!) co-founder of SEW.
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cat frampton 53m
Ah. Yes. That could go badly wrong.....
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cat frampton 2h
Replying to @herdyshepherd1
Depends on finances. Ideally .... buy two. If you can only afford one, a careful read just to check it’s good would be polite surely!
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cat frampton 11h
The above video is one side, the other is this. Dead-hedged to the max! 40 yrs growth produces a lot of wood and brash! We also leave great heaps where we don’t care if scrub takes over. They rot away eventually. But isn’t it releasing co2 as it rots just like burning?
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cat frampton 12h
Thanks! Cows will Always browse what they can. In the woods they only get winter access and have 11acres and hay so they don’t damage to much (yes, brash on top, I know... but helps with summer deer and the birds love it) in the hedges we dead hedge and electric fence if needed!
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cat frampton 13h
Our cows don’t sleep in, they come in to eat and eff off back up the hill to sleep as far away as possible to make the morning as trying as possible. It’s a thought...
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cat frampton 13h
Maybe need to get a chipper as I have a Lot of twigs all over the place? Use it for a base layer at least? Shred or chip or does it not matter?
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cat frampton 14h
Like the way grass sequesters as it is grazed, but on a tree sized scale? Roots doing their thing and the mass of the regrowth doing it’s. Interesting!
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cat frampton 14h
Best would be used by a beaver in a dam. Obviously. Don’t have a beaver. Do have a lot of hedges and a wood to coppice.... Woodchip as bedding for cows?
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cat frampton 14h
Well yes. Is deadhedging better for the arising? The carbon is lost from deadwood too.... better for beetles though.
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cat frampton 15h
It was a while ago, something about the new wood growing vs the old wood almost being dormant... I would love to find out more.... (Mostly cause in hedging at the mo, and it’s hard work and I would love it to be doing good for carbon as well as birds!)
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cat frampton 15h
I have heard that coppice/laid hedge stores more carbon as it regrows than newly planted trees. Do any of you have any research on this? It seems like it would make sense but is prob more complicated than cut and regrow!
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cat frampton Dec 2
Replying to @wartrader
A beaver would do that..... But, in the mean time that’s looks great!
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cat frampton Nov 30
Sarah, do you know ? Seems like a good crossover of interests....
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cat frampton Nov 30
Having said that the discussions about which to buy and who gets to drive it when and where would be interesting in a small village.....
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cat frampton Nov 30
A community one may be the answer. Especially on small farms all clustered together. And a community digger! We have a contractor who does all the small farm “tractor jobs” we have. We’ve used a quad for 30+ years. It copes with a lot. (We buy in hay though, so that’s one cheat)
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cat frampton Nov 30
Last night was pretty. Not 100% sure where the music was coming from, I assume it was one of the people on the moor. Sound travels a long way on a still evening.
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cat frampton Nov 29
Replying to @philipreeve1
Interesting if you need a space to back into!!! I wonder why today in particular? (Other than dry and a Sunday?!)
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cat frampton Nov 29
Replying to @philipreeve1
It was busy. I do wonder how many people Houndtor can take... especially as there is no loo! Still, it was pretty....
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cat frampton Nov 29
Replying to @philipreeve1
Was there someone playing totnes music up there too? As the moon rose I could hear some sort of wailing drone.....
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cat frampton Nov 29
Replying to @laurenlaverne
Ummm Lauren, I don’t know if any one has told you about creme brûlée? Three ingredients, a bit of whisking, a low oven and a blowtorch... Fancy. (And fun!)
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