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28 March 2016 - Chiffchaff 25 February 2016 - Golden Plover 25 February 2016 - Pruning 02 February 2016 - Inspection 18 August 2015 - Cutting and pruning 30 April 2015 - Paths cut 30 April 2015 - English Partridges 24 March 2015 - Kestrels 03 October 2014 - Grass cutting 01 October 2014 - Pruning 01 October 2014 - Warren School visit 30 September 2014 25 August 2014 - Tea 31 July 2014 - Thinning 31 July 2014 - Delicious... 31 July 2014 - Big Cut 14 May 2014 - Swifts 14 May 2014 - Lush 01 May 2014 - Recent arrival 15 April 2014 - Swallows 13 April 2014 - High flying bird
Paths cut
posted by RP on Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:01
This morning the paths, that run from the central clearing to the perimeter path, were mown. For this year we decided to cut all the four paths as curves. CB and RP stood about, rather grandly, giving slightly vague instructions about the routes they thought the paths should take, which JH, as tractor driver, skilfully did his very best to interpret. The result was considered a great success.
Wassaile the trees, that they may beare You many a plum, and many a peare: For more or less fruits they will bring, As you doe give them wassailing.   (Robert Herrick)