A trip to the sawmill from Lackan Cottage Farm on Vimeo.

Today I headed off to Ballytrim sawmill in search of some suitably lovely bits of timber to make seats in our classroom, and I wasn’t disappointed. Initially it seemed as though my trip would be in vain – nothing big enough was cut to meet our needs, but Clarke remembered a big Noble Fir that was sitting in the woodpile, and so hoked it out, and milled it there and then –


Our 5m section of log in the pile


Forklifted onto the saw bed


A seriously heavy bit of wood



Two sides squared off ready for planks to be cut.


First of the 5 metre planks off the mill. Beautiful grain..


Cut down to size and ready to head home