Thursdays Volunteer Day started with an introduction to hedgelaying by Ben Basson. Ben showed us the basic principles of hedgelaying on a small section of our hedge. We are going to assess how this mature hedge responds during the next growing season and look at the best method of restoring it next winter. We sowed lots more seeds and after a some problems getting the BCS tractor started due to a flat battery after a long winter rest, I finally started to work up some ground ready for sowing Broad Beans and Peas.
It was Gaynor's birthday so lunch included an extra bonus of cake which went down well.