Sunday, 15 February 2009

Hedge Mumpers

The crew of Matilda Rose have just returned from a successful trip TO the tip!
No not really... It was clean the boat time and the roofs of both Caxton and Matilda Rose were cleared and scrubbed down before being reloaded with newly cut wood.

Graham discovers that the roof of his boat is BLUE!!!

Whilst Graham and Joe cut up logs I was busy splitting them and Jill was tea making - NO cake though... poor show that.

Caxton's logs ready for loading on the roof.
And the inevitable help from Floyd and Fletcher.


Anonymous said...

I hope you are licensed to take the wood

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

What licence would that be then?

Anonymous said...

I am sure that there is one . This land has so many regulations these days there is one to cover removing wood from the countryside. Iam sure Health & Safety must have about a dozen on the subject.

grey wolf said...

i think there probably is a very ancient law covering it on who has the right to collect wood from what common land.

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hi Greywolf
Most 'common' land disappeared under the various Enclosure Acts of the 18th and 19th century. The practice, not sure if it was ever a right, of 'gleaning' is still alive and kicking though and that might be what is being referred to here.