I forgot to mention we are meeting up at 10 am. Roasted red pepper and tom soup for dins! It should be a very leisurely few hours btw! Martin WW
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FLASH TREE PLANTING DAY
Wot u doin on Thursday? Helping us plant willow hopefully. If not, why not you ’naughty naughty things’? (in the words of English composer and leader of The Enid Robert John Godfrey…an eccentric and very talented man. See a cover of ’Wild Thing’ on YouTube to hear where the quote comes from…its quite something🤔🤔🤔. ButContinue reading “FLASH TREE PLANTING DAY”
Playing In Puddles
Monday didn’t dawn bright and clear. It was decidedly moist. Never mind, it wasn’t throwing it down or particularly windy so as planned we met up with our volunteers at 10am to plant some willow in the very wet bits of the land slip which we planted a couple of days earlier. By lunchtime weContinue reading “Playing In Puddles”
Forgot to mensh…
We have had to update the forthcoming volunteer day tasks because of our recent weather cancellations, so please have a look here Volunteer Days 2022 for details. If you receive notifications when we post a blog, please open the link in the email (to the blog post) as it appears that you only get theContinue reading “Forgot to mensh…”
Bare root bonanza.
Thankfully our long time arranged planting day with Raleigh UK Alumni Society dawned sunny with no threat of rain. After the February we have had we were very grateful for this. We had been promised 650 bare rooted trees by The Woodland Trust, along with stakes and shelters. These were due to be delivered onContinue reading “Bare root bonanza.”
“Thursday’s RIGHT OUT”*
The weather Gods have blown our next volunteering day on Thursday into submission, so were having to CANCEL. All the forecasts are now predicting winds gusting over 50mph with some saying up to 70mph therefore it would be neither safe nor comfortable. Our next day is on the 28th of Feb (two weeks today) soContinue reading ““Thursday’s RIGHT OUT”*”
Well the Gods don’t seem to want us to host volunteer days at the moment do they? We sadly had to cancel our last day because of dreadful weather and it seems to have started a trend. We can cope with a bit of wind, but it’s not looking very good for Thursday is it?Continue reading “Oh dear😥”
Awls and owls.
As our Saturday with volunteers had to be cancelled due to the weather forecast (which was correct if perhaps a tad understated) we had a few jobs to do this week. We continued on with the planting of our new scrub with some willow and alder in the wet and damp bits. Some of thisContinue reading “Awls and owls.”
Firstly apologies to the rampant hoards who had signed up for volunteering tomorrow. God* has decreed that Saturday will be the wettest day of the winter so far (*other deities are available). Whether this will turn out to be correct, remains to be seen. But it was with a heavy heart that we decided earlierContinue reading “Weather…”
Scrubbing up pt 2.
Shelters and canes have now been procured courtesy of The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Tees Swale Naturally Connected. Many thanks. As we have bare-rooted hawthorn to plant asap (125) we have decided to make Monday a ‘flash planting’ (this is possibly the first use ever of this term..it is according to Google’s Ngram viewer?)Continue reading “Scrubbing up pt 2.”