A lovely sunny morning and we had a long list of jobs to do, some we completed, some will be completed later, some didn't get started and one was completed before we arrived! We had intended to have another go at removing a large branch stuck high above one of the paths. However, we felt it was too dangerous and last Friday asked Waveney Norse to help. They were soon here and decided the best way to deal with the problem was to cut down the sycamore trunk holding the stuck branch. This worked and they left us the cut up trunk for path edging. So one of our jobs today was to tidy up, putting the smaller branches on to a habitat and placing the logs where edging was needed - we will peg the logs down next week. We continued painting the new shed with preservative, the old sheds and information boards will also need a coat soon. A large branch that had come down over the ditch near the dam was cut up and removed. The mowers and strimmer were out again to cut the wildflower meadow, we also started raking off the cut grass - there is still more cutting to do and we will continue raking off next week. Barry led a team clearing duck weed from the pond. The main gate area was tidied up, grass cut and undergrowth cut back. The B&B area also had a tidy up and a bit of weeding. There was also a litter pick done. All in all a lot was done but we still have plenty left for next week!
We had a lovely selection of cakes today provided by David Barwick, definitely not for his birthday, that was in May! Still, the cakes taste just as good even if it isn't a birthday. Cheers David.
David in his “listen up” thanked David Barwick for the cakes. He then went on to remind us all that there would be no workparty on Sept 14th as we will have a first aid talk. If we can all meet at the St. Peter's church annexe, 10am for tea/coffee and biscuits. The talk will start at 10.30am and last an hour.