Mrs E-B was back at King’s Wood for her second and final residency; in fact it was the very last residency as Stour Valley Arts sadly lost its funding. So we wanted to make the most of it.
The mid-March weather was better than we could have hoped for and after a great afternoon exploring the woods we were just settling down for supper when there came a knock at the window (scarier than you think in a lonely cabin!). The Friends of King’s Wood were inviting us to come and count newts in the ponds tucked away in the woods deepest secret places! Not everyone’s idea of a crazy Saturday night but it was certainly wild – we saw deer, newts, frogs and had a mad Land Rover ride.
Sunday morning brought the buzzing of wood-working and we introduced ourselves to Justin and Josh, the fence-making guys in the adjacent wood-yard. Second and third generation fence men, respectively, they’re processing an important by-product of the forestry taking place throughout Kings Wood, and exporting it across Europe.