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A Day in the Life of an Incredible Edible Volunteer

Last update: 2.10.10 First posted: 1.10.10 by in

The day, tuesday 28th, started at a leisurely time of 10am. We first collected apples for jucing at harvest festival from a nearby allotment. After picking off all the apples from the lower branches, we gave the tree a good shake, filling two huge bags of apples destined for pressing at the harvest festival for juice and cider.

apple harvesting

After a cup of tea and a sandwich we turned over the spuds harvested last week from the hill tops of Gorpley ensuring good storage over winter.

spud drying

Now that the spuds harvested last week have prepared the ground for next year’s crops (leeks, spinach and greens), we set off up to the beautiful hilltops of Gorpley and began digging a trench for the rabbit proof fence. trenching gorpley I got to experience the breathtaking view over the valley as geese flew overhead geese squadron

and this beetle popped up its head from the earth to say hello.

beetle
Might be Geotrupes stercorarius the Dor beetle??
beetle

We returned back to Nick’s to find a delivery of rabbit proof fencing for the new poly tunnel site in Walsden, and after twenty minutes and a bit of sweat the rolls were inside the workshop.

fencing material delivery

If you’re interested in growing veg or just want to get involved for a rewarding day outdoors I’d thoroughly recommend volunteering for IET.

Mike Smith.
Incredible Edible Volunteer.

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