Monthly Archives: August 2014

Volunteer session Wednesday 27th August

Here is Jonathan’s message

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and Flora this
Wednesday evening, August 27th, beginning at around 6.00pm and finishing
eventually.
The meeting point will be the Storage Building on the footpath at the
Sunnyside Lane end. Please do come along if you possibly can.

Stuff on the To Do list for this occasion…

* Pull out thistles in the West Field so that it’s ready for cutting.
* Finish clearing excess vegetation around the pear trees.
* Finish trimming the hedge down the track from Sunnyside Lane.
* Try out the nose pump in the West Field.
* Continue strimming Fauna path.
* Make a start on trimming the hedges beginning with the Pads hedge
alongside Big Meadow.

Now then. In Exhibition news, we will be mounting an exhibition in
September to report to the public on what we have achieved with Flora.
There’ll be a volunteering section and it would be good to have some
appreciative quotations from you – yes, you, Beloved Volunteer! – on the
benefits and joys of volunteering with the Fairfield Association.

Please send your quotable quotes and uplifting insights to Ian on
sysaf123-volunteer@yahoo.co.uk or by TEXT to 07811 970595, and the clean
ones may well be used as part of the display. Quotes will be attributed to
first names only.

And that’s your lot for this time,

Best wishes,
Jonathan.

Volunteer session Saturday August 9th

Here is Jonathan’s message

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and Flora this
Saturday morning, August 9th, beginning at 10.00am and finishing around
and about 1.00pm.
As per very usual, the meeting point will be the Storage Building on the
footpath at the Sunnyside Lane end.

Activities to engage in on this occasion look a little like this…

* We need to construct a fence in the Hay Meadow around Anna’s Pool. The
bund (small dam) has been repaired and we must keep the cattle off it. The
materials and tools will need transporting from the Shed.
* We will complete the grass trimming around the bases of the new saplings
in Pony Wood, particularly the small hollies. When this is done the team
should inspect each sapling and mark those that are dead with coloured
ribbon. This is so we know which, if any, to replace over the winter when
its difficult to judge which are dead or alive.
* Keep a check on vegetation overhanging the paths in the Orchard,
including around the pear, cherry and medlar trees and the area at the
south end.
* Trim back the edges of the Fauna path.
* Trim back the west side of the edge of the track from Sunnyside Lane to
the Orchard.

Three items from the “And finally” section of this email…
1.  Please bring shears if you have any.
2.  We are still short of builders’ bags (the sort that sand and other
building materials is delivered in). We’ve used all ours storing some
scythed hay, so if anyone has spares can they bring some along on the day,
or elegantly hurl them over the fence in front of the Storage Building at
any other time.
3.  On the afternoon of August 9th and during Sunday the 10th the Friends
of the Triangle will be demolishing lean-to buildings on the Triangle
site. Anyone with destructive urges is welcome to help. Meet at the
Triangle after our volunteer session on Saturday and from 10am on the
Sunday.

And that’s your lot for this time,

Best wishes,

Jonathan.