No sooner had the weather improved than the team G-B turned out in the graveyard in force to assess the condition of the new grass, sown late last autumn. It appears to have taken very nicely and is now ready to mow. Unfortunately, weeds also returned in force - small wonder as we are virtually in the middle of the fields. Since weeds appear to be throttling the new grass, they simply have to go!
For the last couple of days we have been weeding furiously and the appearance of the new lawn has changed dramatically. For instance, in just 2.5 hours today 4 bucketfuls of weeds have been removed from the worst affected areas. We will continue - weather permitting!
As you can see from the pictures, a stool is a must since work is rather monotonous. A decent knife is another must-have: I have been using a chef's knife on the most stubborn weeds with - as you can see - good results.
But it does not have to be work, work, work all the time. One is welcome to stop and take in the surroundings: a church, resplendent in the sun, birds twittering in the trees, pheasants shouting their rusty greetings and every now and then a sound of the 21st century disturbing the idyll. With a picnic and a good book there is nothing better than sit down and enjoy the rural peace.
If you, dear reader, have time on your hands and are spoiling for a workout - or a gentle exercise (and live in the area!), come and join us in Weeding Wars. You are welcome to spend a whole day here or just a few hours. Look below what a huge difference 2 little hours have made. So who knows, we might see you in Caldecote next time!
Team G-B (Grazyna and Brian)