Today is my 40th birthday so what better way to spend the weekend than at my cabin, collecting Birch bark .
Some of the bark was impossible to remove but some separated from the tree as you cut into it
I took the bark back to the cabin. Some I will store, but some I wanted to work with while it is fresh and flexible
I made a large folded container
I used a narrow strip of Birch bark folded in half as a rim and removed bark from a Willow sapling
and used to stitch the rim in place
The container holds about 5 litres of water