It felt almost like spring at times in the second part of January with slight warmth in the sunlight, snowdrops pushing through and I’m itching to push some new events out and to get going, as most of us are. I am waiting to see how the current C-19 uncertainty and current restrictions unfold and I am hopeful that activities in the outdoors will start to open up again by late spring this year. Just to say that if you have booked on anything and in the event that we can’t go ahead, you’ll always have the choice of a full refund OR a rescheduled date. We’re all in this together I know, but thank you so much for sticking with us.
MORE ON TREES! We’ve planted over 70 trees now. Not going anywhere in recent months has given me time to work on the land and to work all day outside when it’s been fine. Getting out frequently, I’ve noticed the very small things by being in the same place on a day-to-day basis and ‘up close and personal’ with the weather and the land. In mid-January we spent all day coppicing very old hazel trees; hazel is one wood that benefits from being cut and the more it’s cut, the more it shoots up and grows. Our old trees were much in need of regeneration and while out working I was amazed to see fat green female buds on the hazel branches and to be listening to loud birdsong. Here we are, it’s all turning gently, gradually and almost imperceptibly and the natural world is stirring again.