Ten volunteers gathered at the DPA-owned Pudsham Meadows on Sunday 26th November for another day of estates management. The usual activities were undertaken – namely scrub clearance with a bonfire to burn the cuttings, as well as other jobs. The bonfire was a welcome feature on a cold November day.
As can be seen from the photo. compared to previous visits, the scrub is getting less.
The problem with having a bonfire in one place and clearance work going on at different places means that the cut material has to be dragged or carried some distance to be burnt – this energetic activity is its own form of compensation for being away from the warming fire!
Once the fire gets going, it is very effective at reducing the amount of cut scrub.
The photograph above shows a well-earned break for coffee.
Besides the clearance work, other jobs were carried out. These included clearing debris from the fence line, and also maintenance work to a stile and a gate.