Volunteer Saturday 8th December 2018

Here is Jonathan’s email

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Flora and Fauna this
Saturday, December 8th, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 1.00pm or
thereabouts.

On the agenda for this occasion:

* Retrieve the hand pump from West Field and store for winter.
* Clear up the last of the leaves down the track from Sunnyside Lane.
* Block with brash the gap between the track and the Orchard ‘wild area’.
* Tidy the fallen crack willow in the Orchard but preserving it as a
second ‘willow whip farm’.
* Replace four broken fencing posts including the two near Cromwell Road
which need wire repair.
* Trim round the standard trees left by the hedge flail.
* Continue hedge trimming between Lower Sowerholme and Flora Field.
* Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, owing
to it being the season to be jolly (optional).

And that’s about it for this time and for this year.
Very best wishes to you and yours,

Jonathan.

One thought on “Volunteer Saturday 8th December 2018

  1. Drip Post author

    Here is what we did:
    Another wet morning was forecast but it held off until the last half hour allowing 13 volunteers to get on with:
    • Continuing to trim the hedge between Lower Sowerholme and Flora Field.
    • ‘De-brambling’ the Long Pads hedges
    • Tidying the fallen willow in the Orchard and retrieving whips from it.
    • Replacing three broken fence posts along the Fauna path with the consequent repair of the wire
    • Finishing off trimming around the standard trees in the flailed Fauna hedge.
    • Clearing up accumulated mud in the track between Sunnyside Lane and the Orchard

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