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Voluntary Support : Reed Mace marks out Cattle Grid at HoBB grid point 285 [I27]

Reed Mace marks out Cattle Grid at HoBB grid point 285 [I27]

Reed Mace marks out Cattle Grid at HoBB grid point 285 [I27]
Got a couple of cattle grids you don't want (In the UK!)? The HoBB Gardens will gladly re-cycle them; contact us!

If you pop and visit HoBB Real you'll find out why. You will experience a tight bend at the top gate then a slope. These two 'features' stop delivery vehicles driving down so they unload at the top whilst blocking the lane to traffic.

The horse and cart ruled when the Farmhouse and neighbouring Vineyard were originally constructed as so few courier companies use them now, some changes need to be made. Thankfully we have the space to built up the land at the top, to the same level as the lane, and provide a pull-in and construct a cattle grid. Have you ever constructed a cattle grid? Fancy constructing another? Let us know.

When the cattle grids are found/ acquired or otherwise 'obtained' there will be a lot of work involved putting them in so we'll need a fair few helpers. At the moment, the site for one of the grids is hosting a Reed Mace bed - very grand plants that are great for flower arrangements and their fluffy seeds can be used to insulate or provide a soft pillow filling for a camper's night. They sometimes make an appearance on the HoBB dining table for a tasty change to regular vegetables and it is fun to put their pollen into pancakes and omelettes.

All volunteering follows the example so wonderfully set by www.wwoof.org


Waves from the green hills and valleys ~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Posted by : Grant
Filed in : Voluntary Support

Posted By grant at 12.09 AM on 11/May/2010.

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