Saturday, 7 December 2019

Fall on me

Another Hogarthian scene of cake eating.

A woodland management morning at Throstle, thinning, pruning and tidying an area of planting done 19 years ago.

We were: Philip and Susan on chainsaws, Ben, Peter, Remy, Chris, Adrian, Hap, Duncan (and Harvey), myself, Geoff, Dave, Katie, Lee, Dianne and Jess.

Cake was date slice.

Safety talk was given. Lots of hard work was done. Lots of hi-vis was worn. Nothing fell on anyone.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Neon lights

Sundry hi-vis folk framed by birches.

A morning of woodland management. Hap and Adrian had been very busy marking trees up with their neon paint. And we all worked very hard felling, snedding, cutting and carrying.

We were: Susan and Stephen on chainsaws, Hap and Adrian exercising their woodland management theories, and myself, John, and Dave labouring.

Hap had made a very delicious sticky fruit cake.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Do it right

Group getting briefed before work

Very convivial morning planting 150 Oak, 15 Scots Pine and 30 Aspen between Blakeley and Wessenden Reservoirs. No dramas, we did it right.

We were: myself, Remy, Geoff, Tanya, Stephen, Dave, Tania and Jared, Jon and Tess, Dianne, Jess, Ben, Peter, Adrian, Sophie, Sylvie, and Elliot.

Cake was cherry rock buns.

Jess and Sophie respecting elder Geoff.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Bull in the heather

Katie, Ben and Philip in the heather
This week we were at Wholestone Moor, filling up a gap in some dead heather. We planted 105 Oak and 30 Scots Pine. We were: myself, Philip, Dave, Peter, Geoff, Hap, Adrian, Steve, Stephen, Tanya, Katie, Jane, Susan, Dianne and Ben. And Kirstie gets an honourable mention for trying to find us in the fog. It was misty, though didn't rain as much as we thought it might. Which was nice. Cake was home made hob nob biscuits.

Some quintessential 90's bubblegum pop skronking from Sonic Youth for this weeks tune.

hi-vis Scots Pine.