Monthly Archives: July 2013

Making Hay While The Sun Shines – With a Little Help

Originally posted on Woodlandantics Blog:
Roundabout is a traditional hay meadow which hasn’t been ploughed for well over 20 years (though it’s the youngster amongst our fields as most haven’t been ploughed up since WWII). Without any chemicals or fertilisers…

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Cubs

Camelsdale 1st Cubs spent two evenings on Lynchmere large common working through their Naturalist badge. Nearly 40 cubs worked alongside their leaders and members of the Lynchmere Society identifying trees from their leaves and flowers, undertaking a survey of a … Continue reading

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Charcoal making

Another job for this time of year – and given the increased demand all the more urgent – is making charcoal – Mark kindly let us help (hinder) him the other afternoon and here is a short rundown of the … Continue reading

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Commons in Summer

After the late, cold spring the bracken has virtually exploded into growth so bracken control is the main task – Mark has promised a detailed entry on this soon. In the meantime honeysuckle fills the air with wonderful scent in … Continue reading

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Summertime

The fields behind the barn have been made more accessible by some mown paths recently. It’s a lovely place to stroll in the evening – although our stroll turned into something of a run – horseflies trying to eat us … Continue reading

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