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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wed 9th Nov 2016 - One Horse Field, Totland. GG # 660.

Terry's Photographs.

The introduction...

One pre-cut area.

The pre-session brief.

Barrows at the ready.

The "splinter group" at work.

The main work force.

Such a neat line…!

Off to the compost heap.

Such good exercise.

What a difference…!

One of the many compost heaps.

Two views of the finished job.

It has been some time since we last visited this site (I think Mark mentioned 2013?). Being at the western end of the Island and being rather exposed, it is usually windy. Today was no different with gusts in excess of 40mph during the morning. Fortunately, the overnight rain had died out so we all managed to stay dry - definitely a bonus. Well, what can I say about this session??? Once again, certain areas had been mechanically flailed and our task was to rake-up and remove the trimmings. We seem to be doing quite a lot of this recently… One small "splinter group" went off to cut back brambles and blackthorn along one of the pathways - let's hope that the name wasn't too close to the truth with all those prickles! As per usual for a GG session, a comprehensive litter pick was carried out across a wide area. The cleared area should encourage the wild flowers for next year - making the area meadow like. We have a return visit here in a couple of week's time so fingers crossed for the weather (perhaps a little less wind?)

Many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week.

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