Hello Dears, Here I am again with the latest from the Nature Trail and my last post before the big day. It all started at 9.15 this morning, Tash, Emma, Mojo and I arrived at the Fold bright and early, the weather was glorious and our spirits were high. One day away until our big launch, 'Back on Track' and we were all very excited, but stressed also, we still had some tidying to do and some post to put in. But nothing was getting done until we had had our cups of tea. We sat in the camp with our brews, and made a plan of action. First things first, and that was putting in the post.
Well within no time we were cracking on like honey bees, the first four post were all in and the rope to go with them, once me and Tash had a routine, we were at it like no ones business. Mind you dears, filling those holes was no easy picnic, we were chucking everything in them stones, wood, clay the lot, But it did job.
Who should come tottering down the trail, but none other than our sweet maria. She blessed us presence and a bag of rosemary. She helped us finish the last two post on the first part of the path and then we had tea brake. Trust me possums, you can never have to many tea brakes. After we had finished, we started the post on the second part of the track, the four of us got a post each and started to put them in. Dawn and John soon joined us, bless them, we got them to start some weeding down at the entrance while we finished off. Tash and I made a rather sophisticated piece of art out of the clay, I found it beautiful, the others found it slightly funny and rude. Being a prudish chap I just ignored them.
We all did well today dears, Tash made some sculptures using old tree roots ready for display, we put all fresh wood chip down and our lottery funding sign was stuck up at the entrance of the path, along with a leaflet stand. It all looked rather proper I have to say. I was tickled pink when looking around the nature trail and seeing all our hard work coming together. Well done gang!!
The Nature Trail project has been very close to my heart just as it has to many others, it has brought groups of volunteers, organisations and other communities together, from all ages and backgrounds. It has been more than just building a footpath. It has supported volunteers and given us something to be proud of and brought volunteers and there families together. Through hours of research, it has brought back some local heritage ,that was once forgotten, for future generations to learn from and explore.
It has all been possible because of the heritage lottery, The fold care farm, groups from different organisations and of course the wonderful Volunteers of Worcester Roots Foundation, but it has been our dear Emma who has led this green army. Through the good and the bad she has been there and has left a legacy for all to enjoy.
To Emma and everybody who has given there time, we say thank you for helping us get Back on Track.
I sat Dears, I'm getting all emotional. Until next time.
P.S – For those of you who can not make 'Back on Tack', fear not as instead of my usual write up, we will be giving you a video of the days events with some interviews with our guest and volunteers.