This job for the National Trust (Paul C. and Jim A.) has been delayed by lockdown3.
Two weeks of fencing work on this sloping site, though thankfully on the flat this year. Task leader Nick for his first time.
Full covid-countermeasures to be deployed
The main task is to replace the posts along approximately 200m of stock fence (4m spacing) and refit the same wire. Driving posts into chalky ground with masks/visors will be the challenge.
Update. Visit 1 has seen nearly the whole task completed as initially requested.
Visit 2 will see the main fencing task completed. We will then turn to a number of lesser tasks which were expressed as nice-to-have-if-there’s-time. This will include clearing young Sycamore saplings* from high up on the hill and replacing a distant corner strainer. Don’t be put off by early rain, it should be dry before 10. All tasks completed in the dry! Good job.
* sapling – a young tree up to 10cm diameter at breast height.
Additionally, in the corner of the carpark field, the iron kissing gate needs a new hanging post and adjacent strainer post, see below.
Progress made in week 1.
And more in week 2.