|hard at work plucking the cockerels!|
Helena then gave a wonderful biology lesson, whilst dressing them (pictures to follow!) No-one seemed unduly concerned, and it's great to know that they had a wonderful life up till Monday! (We're going to have them casseroled for lunch on our last day of the Session)
|stripped ready for action!|
Wednesday and Thursday - Gerry one of my volunteer helpers arrived with armfuls of beautiful pansies, violas, wall flowers & lots more herbs - and she & Tom spent a happy morning designing new flower beds with....tyres of course! They are now planted up either side of the path running up to the porta cabins and really brighten up the project.
Yesterday, Simon worked really hard all day, with Bob, Mike & Simon (a new volunteer helper) marking out (that took most of the morning!) and planting some of the fruit trees. The fruit cage has arrived flat pack, and next week, we hope to have some of the Glos Constabulory workforce here to help finish planting the trees - having given us the donation to purchase them! The rest of us, were feeding sheep / moving them, and generally being sheep people most of the day. Steve, Bev & Leanne planted up a long long gutter with tomatoes, and rocket. Tom & Ernie transplanted a rose, and moved tons of top soil!
Everything has really shot up over the last couple of weeks, and the site is starting to take shape at last
PS we had a very sick ewe yesterday, and last night the vet came and performed a 'caesarian' on her - and fingers crossed she has 3 lovely lambs and is doing well....watch this space!
(Piccys will follow - after the weekend - we're off to Roma!)