Welcome to Season 13

Yes, you read that right – this is the thirteenth year of us lot doing the path!!

That’s three more than the hit TV series, Friends.

Today was graft! Hard graft!! We need to clear the ridge of higher ground in the long cutting. The path really puddles up badly from now to about March so it gives people a slightly higher, and much drier option to walk on. The difficulty though, was that we only had manual tools.

Looking up and down, you can see how much we got done, and the puddles starting to happen. After March or April, a load of wildflowers will pop up on this cleared ground, as the main part of the path becomes dry and more useable. We will give it a quick buzz over with the strimmer next week to tidy it up.

A much-needed steaming cup of coffee was needed at the halfway mark. My back, arms, shoulders, and legs ached badly later in the day.

A couple of other bits – If you have a teenage child looking to do their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver award we can help with volunteering tasks. We have done loads over the years so we know what we are doing and how to get youngsters signed off.

The geocaching will go live very soon. I had to make some adjustments and today is the first day where I have been able to get out and do what I needed to do. Sorry for the delay.

Cawston Wildflower Meadow starts in the spring. It’s the big oblong of land off Trussell Way that sits between older Cawston and the newer part. If you would like to get involved and help out just keep your eyes peeled.

We have the OK to put an information board along the path – let me know what you would like to see on it and whereabouts it should go, in the comments below.

If you want to come along and help, or just hang out, or even share a coffee and have a bit of human contact, just do it. You don’t even have to make any conversation because us lot are gabbling on ten-to-the-dozen as it is. January can be a bit depressing at the best of times!! If you want to support us financially you can click on the Patron link and pledge a couple of quid a month, or click the Crowdfunding tab if you would prefer to give us a one-off payment. It all helps to keep the show on the road. Thanks to those who already do help us.

Lastly, if you like what we are doing click the like button below so we know and leave a comment telling us what you would like more, or less, of.

Until next week,

Paul

About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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