Just a Tad Windy!

Wednesday, September 19th 2018

With the forecast being for Storm Ali to arrive today with predicted gusts up to 60 mph, it was decided to move Lark and Turus from the Wetland.  While this still has plenty of vegetation for them to eat, there is little shelter from south-westerly winds, so the gate was opened to Plovers Pool and they happily took themselves in there, no doubt encouraged by the signs of fresh growth.

Our visitors today included our regular group from Risedale School who come on a regular basis ion Wednesdays.  Last week we had intended to get round to re-staking some trees where the stake had broken, but we spent last week checking how some of the tree planting from last year was doing so it was done today. 

They also checked and filled some of the feed hoppers and then started work on helping to bring in poles from some of the net rides that will not be used over the coming months.  They carried on working as the wind got ever stronger and in a very heavy downpour, so many thanks to all of them for their efforts.

Meanwhile later in the day as the wind had strengthened to its maximum, a quick check on the ponies showed them with their hind quarters tucked into the shelter from the Gorse bushes on the Training Area side of the boundary fence and happy to be out of the worst of the wind.


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