A Week on the Estate: Arctic Air, Countryside Code & Toby’s Volunteers
Spring might be here but the weather has been colder than it looks. Arctic air has spread from the north, and while we’ve mostly dodged the snow and sleet affecting north-western counties, brisk winds have made the weather feel raw at times.
Between Arctic gusts, the soil got warm and dry enough for Ken to drill the final crop of this year’s spring beans. In the meantime, Chris Hall did the ploughing that will help us cultivate and sow more wild-bird food areas.
Closer to home, time and weather have taken their toll on Lime Tree Avenue, where we’ve filled gaps and planted new saplings for future generations to enjoy. The Saturday Club have become dab hands with both planting saplings and stacking logs from deadfall and dieback. They’ve discovered that boxing off stacked logs with square end sections prevents your morning’s work from rolling away.