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Archive of posts tagged chestnut

Churchill’s chestnut chainsaw challenge

by Rod Kebble Farmer Mike Clear needs three hundred fence posts, each 1.75 metres (5’9”) in length — so what better source than Pierrepont’s own Tankersford Copse and Conway Churchill and his chainsaw? Although it was an “off” weekend for the conservation group, Conway and I took advantage of the good weather forecast (which turned […]

Leaves and trees fall in the autumn

by Rod Kebble The Pierrepont conservation group was back at work in mid-October. On Friday 14th, five volunteers were tending to the hedge in Reeds Left Field, adjacent to the Rural Life Centre and the RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve, while another was coppicing chestnut in Tankersford Copse. On Saturday 15th, four volunteers made further inroads […]

An Historic Event

by Jonathan Foster Gaze upon this picture, gentle reader. You may not see its like again, being the first, and possibly the last Pierrepont Wrinkly Non-Working Party. The occasion of this unprecedented event? A Guided Tour of Green Farm, led by Brian Lavers, who knows his way around, having been a number of times with […]