Machinery Mayhem

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

It's been a day for tractors, dumper trucks, quad bikes and chainsaws. Work has continued up in the conifer woodland, with the timber being removed and stacked up ready for collection in the next few days. All the trees have been felled down the slope, so a tractor with a winch has been needed to drag them back up the hill, where they have been processed and stacked on the trailer.  

Meanwhile volunteers have been busy in the coppice block once again, pollarding Willows, removing Birch trees and thinning out many of the Hawthorns which were over-crowding the area. 

With lots of material to drag, we were very grateful to have help from the Dales School in the morning. Twenty potatoes were cooked in the fire, and everyone enjoyed them for lunch! 


The ponies also enjoyed some hay this morning after a cold night and a frosty morning!

Exmoor Ponies eating hay

In both photos you can see that they have now grown their thick winter coats.

Exmoor Ponies eating hay


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