Jimmy,s Forest

Stringmaker

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Sep 6, 2010
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I saw this last night and said to SWMBO "I bet there will be a discussion about this on the Bushcraft forum".

I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot; I was trying to categorise it as I went along but I thought it was an interesting mixture of subjects.

If you have it recorded but not watched yet then I won't spoil it, but make sure you catch it next week to see Will Lord.
 

Beefy0978

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Jul 18, 2012
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I thought this was very good but I agree is difficult to pigeonhole. I guess it is what it says on the tin, the story of jimmy's wood throughout the year. Not enough focus on jimmy's wife though... ;-)
 

pauljm116

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May 6, 2011
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I thought it was good,a bit more bushcrafty than I was expecting. I met Jimmy and Michaela last year on a trip to Jimmys farm and they were both really nice and down to earth, even though they were very busy they still made time to have a chat.

I want to build a tree house now! :D
 

atross

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Sep 22, 2006
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May be worth checking out "the tree house diaries" by Nick Weston, the series almost seems to be built around this book
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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Good show I thought. I quite like the guy - his interests mirror mine - bit of farming, bit of outdoorsy stuff, some "can I make that at home with some kitchen chemistry?" interest.

Generally strikes me as a guy who is curious, likes to look into all sorts and share what he discovers.

He did dip a toe into the vogue for being the "food police" which put me off (as it did with H F-W), but thankfully that seems to have passed.
 

Stringmaker

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Sep 6, 2010
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Generally strikes me as a guy who is curious, likes to look into all sorts and share what he discovers.

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That's a good summation. His business is over near me so I was aware of him but didn't know his original biology/entomology training. The two items on the woodpecker and the badger were fascinating and new information to me.

Being a bit of a pedant, the only point I would whinge about was that the birch tree was not shown being plugged after tapping. It was mentioned but not actually done; when he collected the bottle the tap was still in the tree.