I agree with Tim. It looks a bit empty in the bottom. Maybe you could put the bottom content in to a box as well? I really dislike the glow around the logo also.
I'd try to remove the stroke around the white box as well, and just use the contrast of the background to separate. Perhaps also try with some different tones of the wood. It also seems a little narrow, and I think it could look too small on 1680x1050 and above? Perhaps increase the width of the site to 960px?
Chris, I like it, but I really liked the allotment factor of your original site, the wildflowers background.The Widdlers Wee (not that I know much about it) comes across as a wholesome mud covered project with plenty of natural goodness and environmentally sound growmanship not conveyed by the laminate flooring background you have now
I like Tom's idea of changing the pic with the seasons. :up:
I just remembered that I built this site a couple of weeks ago (designed by one of my colleagues) and thought it might give you a bit of inspiration as it's kind of along the same lines (or it might prove completely useless to you hehe ).