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Ridge Workday 5th July 2005

Only four of us make it through to this round....

Well we certainly can't complain about the weather on the last few workdays including this one. It's another glorious day but perhaps just a little too hot to be swinging slashers around clearing undergrowth.

Bob trying out the scythe
Bob and Elisabeth clearing the undergrowth

Ah well, we choose the Community Area Pond to start off our day, it being a cool area and all that.  That darned duckweed had made it's way back and completely covered the water surface again.

However, it was clear the pond had made progress since our last clearing. There was evidence of much more wildlife and that spurred us on. In the picture you can see Elisabeth and Mike 'roping' the duckweed to the side where Maureen collected and disposed of it. Using this technique meant we were able to avoid wading in and disturbing the pond.

We all moved further up the Community Area after this as we wanted next to find, and clear an area around a plinth that was supposed to be somewhere near one of the main paths.

The plinth was meant to be for a mosaic that had been created by local children. This project had been delayed and it's incredible how quickly the undergrowth has covered it over as seen opposite - no sign of it at all!

The err, fantastic four, soon got down to work with slashers, cutters and pruners to hack away at the growth. An hour or so later and there lay the plinth suitably exposed.

Having exhausted ourselves, Mike and Maureen invited Elisabeth and Lee back to theirs for cocktails in the garden. See what you keep missing!

 

 

 

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