Tales from Gazen Salts


Week 87

Season 2
Main image – Completed Wood Shelter – Wednesday 21st December 2022

See Here for Seasons One and Two of Tales from Gazen Salts Nature Reserve Directory

The roof may not be pretty, but it is functional and it was created by materials we had in the shed that no one even knew we had until l cleared out the shed and found stuff again.

It also didn’t cost us anything financially which is way better than the proposed £500 that was thought would have to be forked out. Our wood supplies can now start the drying out process.

Yesterday was the 87th week for the Gazen Salts volunteers.

Finally, after several weeks, the Nissan hut was completed as a task on Wednesday, 14th December, and once done, l started directly on the wood piles next door.


I cleared the Wood Shelter on 17th November and prepared the area for future work in December. Last week l moved most of the wood from the wood piles scattered around the shelter to a more uniform stacking system.


Yesterday, the committee treasurer and l affixed a strong pond liner to the top of the wooden frame to act as the roof and hey presto, the wood shelter became a drier area for storing the surpluses of wood Gazen Salts has. He was a welcome asset for assistance, given that he is six feet and some tall compared to my five feet nine inches.


Mostly it is now done. There is only one main wooden stack to be sorted through, which will be finalised in the new year as the volunteering days are on a break till the first Wednesday of 2023, which l think is 4th January.


We have saved the charity £500 by performing this task of using materials we already had and utilising the skills of the people we have already over that of paying for someone else to do it. It may not look pretty, but it is much more functional than before the sheltering.


However, the good news is that the year was finished with the Nissan Hut and the wood Shelter completed. The committee needs to start identifying the content inside the hut to be sold to raise charity money. I heard the old war building has recently been condemned, and two new portacabin containers will arrive sometime in the new year. This means we have to sell off the surplus to requirement content as we will not have the space to move all the rubbish into the new space and our functional equipment.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Tales from Gazen Salts Nature Reserve is about my time and stories of my voluntary work with this project.

I’ll see you next episode. Thanks for reading.

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
Sandwich, Kent, England, UK


Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

8 thoughts on “Tales from Gazen Salts

  1. Ps… I’m shorter than you… I am shortest of us 3 kids… I am 5’7” … my boys are taller than me… daughter is just about same height

    My sister is 5’9” … and my brother is 6’

    My mom is/was 5’5” lol … I loved being taller than her lol ❤️

    My dad was tall but I don’t know his height?

    Both families had tall people lol

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