Friday, 25 July 2014

Serious Shredder Envy

A huge pile of chippings has appeared in our roadway ready to be barrowed up the hill to top the membrane we are laying on the pathways between the raised beds.
And it didn't cost us a penny!!
It's all thanks to these guys, the tree surgeons that have been given the job of trimming all the overhanging trees and branches around the electricity cables on the hillsides around here.  When they came to let us know what work they would be doing I was quick to ask that all chopped wood be left behind for burning and then Lovely Hubby asked them what they did with the chippings. 
They were very quick to offer them all to us if we needed them, so up to now we have had six deliveries at the end of their working days.  They were really pleased to be able to tip them all and head off home with an empty truck ready for their next days work, and we were really pleased as it means that all the chippings on our land have pretty much come from our land and the surrounding hills and woods.
And I have serious shredder envy ..... ours takes one or two branches at a time theirs took dozens and tidied up the place in no time at all.
Sue xx


  1. That's brilliant, I love it, you get loads of very useful chippings, and the guys get an early finish, makes you smile, the simple things.

  2. We had a similar experience last year, I think they get charged for disposal so are happy to leave them and bring other peoples too :) Gardens looking fab .

  3. Ooooh I love it when things come together like that. It never hurts to ask, that's my motto too.

    Jean x

  4. Free, and big machinery.....heaven x

  5. Now that is what I call recycling. Just got to move them up the hill now:(

  6. That's brilliant news. Great to have the chippings and your log burner will enjoy the chopped wood in a bit. Guess for now will join your log pile you are creating. Love reading your blog and seeing the photos.

  7. What a great use of the shreddings!! xx

  8. Fantastic, lucky you for finding free stuff.

  9. Dont Ask, Dont Get! Well Done Hubby


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