Saturday, 29 October 2016


First day of the Season and were at Fieldhouse, Slaithwaite planting 150 Red Oak and 45 Sessile Oak. We were: myself, Steve, Hap, Adrain, Jess, Dianne and Lizzie the dog, Duncan and Harvey the dog, Geoff and Dave. 75 Sessile Oak still to plant on this site.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Keep on truckin'

The day of our big delivery. We are now ready for the Season. Scott from Alba brought us all our gear. There to greet him were myself, Neil, Philip, Peter, Adrian, Dave and John.

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Embracing the idea of it now being Winter,  we were cutting up logs and filling our drying bays.

We were: myself, Philip, Jess, Adrian, Guy, Lesley and Robert, Hap, Steve, Ben and Solo the dog.

Monday, 10 October 2016


Another sad loss this Summer, Ron, the legendary landlord of the Sair.

While I am a comer-inner, and haven't known Ron for my whole drinking life (unlike some Society members) he was a friend and supporter of the Society for many, many years. He will be missed.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Way up yonder - in the minor key

This Saturday we ventured up the far, high end of the valley to do some tidying of a site planted in 2009. Its coming along well up there.

We had apple sponge at break, which contained some of the nursery's thousands of apples.

We were: myself, Steve, Dave, Hap, Ben and Solo the dog, Jessica, Peter and Geoff.