Towards the north of Brede High Wood proper I spotted this bundle of sticks on the ground.
Since it is done up with only one string it is technically a bavin rather than a fagot (which has two strings)
The bundle had clearly been lying at the ride side for some time: maybe over a year and I wondered how this circumstance came about. Had the original collector forgotten where s/he put it? Or maybe they had been taken ill, or spirited away by a flying saucer. Are they firewood or peasticks? If the latter maybe the collector suddenly realised the vast amount of labour and stress that would have to go into producing a couple of quid's worth of peas, and left the stick bundle for Brede High's saproxylics.
We shall never know unless the mystery stick-gatherer happens to read this weblog and provides an explanation.