Saturday, 28 November 2009

Hemplow Wood week 2

Ooh it looked horrible when we woke up this morning, sleeting. But that stopped and it turned out quite nice. Up to Hemplow Wood again. Dave and I were elsewhere ferrying planting materials around in car and trailer, but Cath, Geoff, Duncan, Neil and Diane did sterling work. Thanks to Duncan for the pictures. Cake was Carrot, though my mum seemed to have chucked a lot of other stuff in there as well...

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Hemplow Wood

First day of actual real planting of the season, and we are at Hemplow Wood, next to Butterley Reservoir. Its a long walk from the nearest parking, and we had to carry all the kit over there. So it was a late start actually digging, and we got 50 trees planted. Lovely spot though, if a bit steep and rocky. First gratuitous cake picture of the year, fresh buttered scones.

Monday, 16 November 2009

All publicity is good publicity

Today I put up a small recruitment display in the Marsden Information point window. Just an A3 poster, some waymarkers, a mattock, and a t-shirt. Maybe someone will be enticed by the stylish t-shirt...

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Nursery work

Still no trees to plant! So we did a substantial amount of tidying up at the Nursery. I am going to fetch several hundred trees myself this week, so it will be planting as normal next saturday. And we will be getting our proper delivery for the season soon.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Merrydale encore une fois

Another Saturday spent up Merrydale, we all know it well by now. Not the most dynamic of starts to the season, but we will survive.