A busy day at Foxglove

Friday, March 27th 2009

It was a busy day today. Willie has been working on our road re-surfacing all day and has also stoned the new quad track just inside the front gates. Meanwhile the taxidermist visited us and did some work on the exhibits inside the interactive panel in the activity classroom. This meant that the whole panel had to come down off the wall, so we took the opportunity to replace some of the perspex windows with clean, new ones. It's all looking as good as new now.

Askham Bryan students were here today and worked with Sophie to re-site the electric fence which goes across the moorland area. The cattle are excluded from the wet meadows area of the moor until it has settled for a year, but we have managed to place the fence just outside of this to give them access to as much of their former ground as possible.

Spring Hill School brought 6 students today. This was their second visit this year. In January they cleared brash from the felling at the assault course area. Marion took them to see how that now looked with the new trees planted there. They then re-chipped the path to the top moor gate. Everyone took turns doing the different jobs and worked very hard. After lunch they had a walk along Risedale beck before going back to school.

Keith and the Vet visited this afternooon to check the cattle were alright after their injections on Monday. They were pronounced fit and well. The corral will be taken down tomorrow afternoon.

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