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Monday, October 24th 2011

The usual scrutiny of the weather forecast took place on Saturday evening and as it was unsuitable for ringing the default setting was 'net ride maintenance' with a 9am meet.  Some clearing and collecting of dry wood to start the fire was high on the agenda and the first task undertaken.  Lesley and Sue were in charge - but there was some concern within the ranks about their 'girl guide' skills especially when two tyres and a can of diesel disappeared!.

Checking the fire was going.

However with careful attention the fire burned well.  John and Tony pollarded the trees, whilst Ray, Jenny and Lesley cleared the brash. Sue and Elizabeth fed the fire helped later by Tom.

Cutting and clearing

Everyone worked really hard and a midday cup of tea was welcome. (Ray even brought a last week's tea bag and warm water to make a special brew for someone!!  Thanks Ray.)

Cup of tea break

Another hour's work saw much clearing up done, although it is still work in progress and there remains a great deal more to be achieved.

Thank you to everyone who helped today.


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