Cambridge National Trust Volunteers

Diary page 10 of 21: January – February 2011 [older | newer]

Planting an orchard at Lyveden New Bield — 27th February 2011

We planted the orchard and worked upon protecting it. Paul has more in his album.

Photo - Getting ready to start Photo - The arrival of motorised assistance

Left: Getting ready to start; Right: The arrival of motorised assistance

Restoring a path in Wimpole Gardens — 13th February 2011

Photo - Laying the path Photo - Laying the path

Laying the path (photos: Left – Paul H.; Right – Tom H.)

Photo - The completed path Photo - Right: Laying turves

Left: The completed path (photo: Tom H.); Right: Laying turves (photo: Paul H.)

We worked in the Wimpole Hall gardens, restoring the 18th Century service path by laying chippings and planting. We also turfed some areas that had had chicken pens on them. A sign explained what was going on. Paul H. and Tom H. have more.

Chipping at Wimpole Farm — 6th February 2011

Photo - Bringing in the waste plastic Photo - Bringing in the waste plastic

Bringing in the waste plastic (photos: Left – Paul H.; Right – Tom H.)

Photo - Chipping and measuring Photo - Chipping and measuring

Chipping and measuring (photos: Left – Paul H.; Right – Tom H.)

We started by clearing plastic from the fields. Once that had been done, we spent the rest of the day processing chippings with Simon – feeding material into the chipper and measuring the amount of wood left over by various hedging methods. Paul H. and Tom H. have many more pictures.

We’ve done similar work before.

Fencing at Wimpole Farm — 23rd January 2011

Photo - Knocking in posts Photo - The gang at work Photo - Nearing completion

We helped Callum at Wimpole Farm with a new project that he’s starting. This will bring in a lot of new chickens into the farm – the ultimate aim is to supply eggs to both the restaurant and to the public. Our job was to help get as much of the required fencing for the pens up as possible. (Thanks to Janet S. for the photos above.)