We've been back out on Tubney Fen over the last couple of weeks, trying to get all the box strainers finished. Pete did a great job chainsawing the notches into the strainer posts to secure the transoms, while Andy and I hid in the car out of the rain. We did jump out once he was finished to help put them all together and wrap the wire around to make them super tight and secure. We also went back last Tuesday to finish off the rest, and I couldn't hide from the rain then as I was the one chainsawing.
|The view from the vehicle as Pete chainsawed in the rain|
|The beautiful box strainer result of Pete's work.|
|Mystery pink goo, any ideas?|
|UK Power Networks testing out the newly built corral|
|And they're off...|
|Viktor, I was quite attached to him and didn't want to let him go!|
Reach 24 Acres had it's grand opening on Sunday, with lots of British Summer festivities, including a Bake Off, fancy dress competition and a cricket match between Reach Village and the National Trust. Reach 24 is a plot of lad on the outskirts of Reach that the National Trust has leased to the community of Reach. The steering group has been getting lots of views on how to use the land and so far have planted a community orchard, some woodland and created a cricket pitch. We had a great time on Sunday, with fantastic weather to help us. Lois, Jenny and I were running activities for the children, with willow weaving, geocaching and bug hunting on offer. John and Pete did a fabulous job on the NT cricket team, and though it was a well fought match we did manage to have a National Trust win!
|An Ermine Moth found sweep netting during the bug hunt.|
|Mine and Lois' entry for the cake competition.|