|Clearing the end of Gardiner's Drove next to the Wind pump|
|The Hay-bob in action, rowing up the cuttings|
|A tractor-eye view|
|One cleared drove, with the last pile waiting to be taken away|
|The rows get pushed away by the buck rake|
This week, however, it has started to rain. This has made things a bit trickier. One of the most important considerations we have while doing the tractor work, is whether we are causing too much ground damage while working. Wet ground conditions caused by the recent weather makes damaging the ground more likely, so we have had to stop taking the tractors out to do the work. This is where some of our hard working volunteers come in. We have been using brush-cutters and a ride-on mower to cut some parts of the drove, then raking the cuttings into piles, which are moved by hand into the scrub boundaries. The team have been great at really motivating themselves to get out onto the fen and get the job done, and it is a good job to really see the progress you've made in a day.
|The wettest sections are being cleared by hand.|
|Joan Childs managed to snap this lovely photo of them.|