The Job List Grows

Monday, January 9th 2017

With the weekend Worky Day over today was a day of looking over what we had done and to assess the next stage of action. The work we had completed had been carried out with fantastic results, it was now a matter of finishing off, and tidying up after ourselves. I also had the chainsaws to strip down and service so had to pop down and buy a few new parts to keep them in decent working order.
The major job of the day was to walk the Green Route to assess any path repairs, or any other job needing attention. Armed with pen and paper we ventured out noting any hazard, or issue, as well as trying to spot signs of nature rearing its head. Jennifer could not resist having a look inside the Ash with its natural arch above Risedale Beck.

There are some really interesting, old gnarled trees at Foxglove: Another Ash tree that had split and collapsed, then sprouted again was a garden of mosses and fully leafed Wood Sorrel, conifers had even started to grow on it - still only 2 inches high.

On the Moorland the Exmoor ponies were looking healthy, the mare called Sky pawed at the gorse to remove spines before munching away.

Small yellow Gorse flowers are starting to show, and give it a couple of weeks the Moorland will be a show of yellow. This is a prolific plant, with a multitude of seed, and as you can imagine we are not short of it, to the extent of having to control its growth from taking over the heather.

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