Planting trees

A dream came true for me when my wife managed to acquire the field next to the cottage we live in. We both had a dream which was to live where we could see our horses from our bedroom window. We had thought we would need to move a few times before finally being able to afford a house with land. But our dream did come true sooner than we had expected.

This lead to me being able to plant lots of trees for a hedge. I bought 400 one year and planted them all myself. I took advice and bought a variety of trees all British Native hedgerow trees. This hedge is now 4 years old and is really becoming strong. I even got some crab apples this year for jelly! Some have not survived the hot, dry summer and I will be replacing them in the spring.


I have also pledged to plant a tree for each rack that I sell so that I can off set some of the carbon that is produced in the forging process. I have many farmer friends with gaps in hedges to fill in!

Richard Fishenden

Farriery was my first love. Horse shoeing is a wonderful skill and something that I still do every week. It also gave me the skills that I needed to serve my new clients at Made by the Forge. I believe in a good old fashioned service where the customer is the number 1 asset.

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