A couple of weekends ago in a blowy and cloudy Boscastle saw a volunteer group get together with a bit of a difference.
It saw our first ‘Mega Volunteer Bash’ where the two different volunteer groups from North Cornwall got together as one to meet, eat and rake some hay. Whilst we are one property, the geography of our patches means that our volunteer groups have never really met and certainly not worked together and we felt that things had to change.
In the Valency we had our annual wildflower meadow hay cut and this gave our chaps and chappesses an opportunity to swap volunteering tales with each other whilst raking off the hay that had lain there drying for some days.
Our pop-up tent provided a brief respite from the elements for lunch and as some of Jeff’s homemade cider was quaffed by the resting parties, yours truly was left to incinerate the sausages (actually they weren’t that bad….honest).
With full bellies and spirits high after lunch we ably finished raking the last hay meadow and maybe next year, weather permitting, I’ll have put in the practice so I don’t burn the bangers.
If you would like to come and join us on any future volunteering days please contact Fred Hutt 01288 331372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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