We had some brave souls turn out today, four of us eventually made it and we cracked on with the clearing on the bank past the new underpass.
Boy-o-boy was it cold and wet!!!! But we soldiered on and really started to make a difference. We didn’t have a fire today due to everything being so wet, so there are piles and piles of brash. This is all off the path but it looks a mess. We have kept it in lose piles so that it is easy to burn when we have a fire next. I might try and get down there tomorrow morning at 10am and try and burn it off then. It will just save time having to do it on the next proper workday.
We all worked so hard today just to try and stay warm, I think. The sun came out for a very short time and basically it is pretty much on the clearing that we are making. This will pay dividends in the spring. Encouragingly there were a couple of red-breasted Robins that came to investigate the bare earth. Bear in mind that this ground has not seen the light of day for about thirty years.
You can see how wet and cold it was from the pictures.
So I will try and get down there tomorrow, but failing that, next workday is Tuesday 14th February at 10am.
I will put some more dates on the blog in a while but I just need to be careful that we don’t clash with a few other things going on.
Thanks to all who made it today. Really making a difference.