|Stephen, Vashti, Steve.|
Monday, 29 December 2014
Posted by Simon Lyes at 01:29
Saturday, 20 December 2014
|Hap, Steve, Jess, Mandy, Harvey, Geoff, Dave and Dianne.|
Guy and Mandy provided hearty chilli stew for break time. This was accompanied by Dave's Aldi knock off Bailey's, and Geoff's purportedly more sophisticated blackcurrant liqueur. And home made oat biscuits. Plus cheese and crackers. And a roaring camp fire.
Before and after we made pigs of ourselves Philip and Steven were doing their chainsaw work, and the rest of us were felling smaller trees and logging. We were thinning out some woodland that was planted by us 15 years ago. Removing some nurse species and shorter lived trees such as Larch, Birch and Alder, to allow more light to the Oaks.
Oh, and we also carried a further 150 deer stakes and 200 deer guards on site.
Posted by Simon Lyes at 08:35
Saturday, 13 December 2014
|Trevor, Geoff and Duncan, amongst the frost and fog.|
As an aide memoire: we have 100 hare guards and stakes, 220 deer stakes, 100 deer guards, 40 cell grown Goat Willow, 50 bare root Goat Willow, 50 bare root Downy Birch, 50 bare root Hawthorn, and 130 bare root Oak. There are, I think 60 odd trees left at the nursery too for this site. Total still to plant 380. Two Saturday's work?
Posted by Simon Lyes at 07:53
Sunday, 7 December 2014
|Hap, Geoff, Jess and Dianne resplendent in CVTS branded casual wear.|
Peter is still irked that the hats sold out before he got one.
Posted by Simon Lyes at 09:16