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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wed 22 Nov 2017 - Merstone Station. GG # 712.

Terry's Photographs.

Now, where were we working today..?

The old station area with lots of cut grass.

Better get to work with the rakes then.

Giving the platform a haircut.

Loading trailer number 1.

Raking into piles ready for collection.

Pitchforks at the ready...go...!

Unloading trailer number 2.

If you can't find a trailer anywhere nearby then use a sack.

Down in the composting area.

A much needed tea break - WITH birthday cake..!

Now, which way is north?

The piles of grass get bigger.

The Boss keeps a beady eye on the workers.

The lengths some people will go to collecting the
last blackberry of the season!

The area down by the stream is looking clearer.

Collecting the last bits.

Compost mountain.

WOW - What an amazing job we all did.

I am sure that most GGmers look at the weather forecast before heading out on a Wednesday morning? If you did look this week then the weather warning for gale force winds might have been a bit perplexing..! The wind didn't seem that bad at the start of the session but, for once, the weather guys had got it right and the grass we were collecting was soon blowing everywhere. Never mind, the unseasonably warm weather and blue sky more than countered a gale.
A simple task for us to perform, just gather all the cut summer growth and pile it up into a compost heap. The photographs above show just how that was achieved by using lots of man/woman power and a couple of trailers. Hopefully this old station will look good over the winter months for all the recreational people that frequent the area and that the wild flowers will benefit next summer. Well done everyone!

Many thanks to Terry for taking all the above photographs.

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