the thrift of storm damage

Luckily we got away with just a few broken plant pots and a fence pannel but on walking out today there were many trees down- a chance for me to get some wood for the pole lathe. For anybody who turns wood or works with it some other way a stormy day produces loads of free materials. Remember when a plant pot breaks to use the pieces for drainage in other pots and at least it will not be a total waste. A lot of people get rid of old fences after they have been damaged by winds here is another opportunity to aquire free wood for building compost heaps etc. I think a walk after strong winds is always a good idea as there is opportunities for free wood but also to help neighbours by taking a look to see if they have lost any roof tiles. Most people forget to to check their roof after strong winds but it’s so important. If you share a roof with others like in a semi or terraced house and you have both lost tiles and you are not able to repair it yourself offer to split the cost rather than get a builder each. It will save you alot of money. Another tip is when you see a skip full of old roof tiles pick out the best ones and save them, if you happen to loose some it will save you loads of time and money.


3 thoughts on “the thrift of storm damage

  1. Hazel says:

    Hi Ants. You should go to the corner of Queensway and Grange Lane South. There are tons of branches down on that area of green.
    H. xxx

  2. dibnah says:

    Thanks will take a look .

  3. Rob says:

    Hi Dibnah,

    Couldn’t find an email for you so I could ask. I was wondering if you could link to a voluntary simplicity project I have set up?

    Basically, it’s a wiki that’s set up so hundreds of people can collaborate together online without ever meeting each other to write a book called “365 Days of Simplicity” for which I’m going to find a publisher as a non-profit venture.

    It’s a project that’s intended to bring people together around the subject of voluntary simplicity in a creative way, as well as a metaphor about how we need to learn to work together to keep our planet safe.

    Maybe it’s a little crazy, but I think we can do it.

    I’ve been setting it up lunchtimes and a couple of evenings, so it’s just at the beginning. It’s a seed right now.

    To get it to sprout, the more like-minded places that can link in will help bring members, writers and creatives to make it a reality.

    Can you help?

    All the best,
    Rob (

    If anyone wants to contribute, all they have to do is create an account, and then start writing to add pages.

    Seeing the site will probably explain better than I am doing here.


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