We carry on so that I can have a look at the field boundary hedge-laying work T & fellow Kerridge Ridge conservation volunteers have been up to.
This ongoing project involves the conservation of natural and historic man-made features in the landscape including the repair and maintenance of rights of way and field boundaries and management of meadow and woodland. The volunteers, all previously unskilled, have been trained by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. I think the hedge looks pretty good and will last about 15 years before needing more work instead of the annual autumnal 'flail' cut from a tractor. A properly 'laid' hedge also gives much needed habitat for small mammals and birds.
Sunday am: Hands have swollen overnight, painful knuckle joints again. Neck, upper shoulders and collar bone area stiff again. Legs lacking muscle tone. Anti-inflammatory effects lasted about 36 hours.