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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wed 4th Jan 2012 - One Horse Field, Totland.

Mark's Photographs.

Carrie's Photographs.

Let's start with a "Happy New Year!" to all the readers of this blog. After our Christmas break, it was back to work for Team GG and this year our first venue was One Horse Field. It certainly wasn't as cold as it was at the start of Jan 2011 and a good turnout of GG members were soon working off those extra pounds we all seem to attract over the Xmas holidays. Regular readers of this blog will know that we visit this site several times a year and have made good inroads into making what was once overgrown scrub land back into open meadow. We continued with this ongoing project by raking up large areas of scrub (that had been cut earlier) which should reduce the nutrients released into the ground from the rotted down cuttings. This may sound counter-productive but it does allow the natural wildflowers to outgrow the grass and encourages all sorts of insects and wildlife. I will try to post a picture during the summer so readers can see how successful we have been! We had a good turnout of GG members and our tea break was enhanced by trying to eat some of the food that had been left over from the Christmas Bash at Shide....!

Many thanks to Carrie & Mark for the above photographs.

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