Beyond the Wall – Volunteers at Woodwynn

May 24, 2014

I have worked on the little thistles within the wall of Apple Tree Lane – and in spite of ripping their roots and pouring vinegar – they are persistent. New shoots appear within days – right in the holes I leave.

Hello, it says, I'm back!

Hello, it says, I’m back!

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Does my face show how I feel about the return of the thistles?

But what’s inside the wall is NOTHING compared to the labyrinth area outside the wall.

Thank goodness we had help today. Woodwynn had about 80-100 volunteers and ten of them were assigned to thistle duty! It was amazing how much progress was made!

Here are some photos:

Deryk looks like Van Gogh with his new hat!

Deryk looks like Van Gogh with his new hat!

The thistles are very dense at the beginning of the day. Note that you can barely see the door of the little barn.

The thistles are very dense at the beginning of the day. Note that you can barely see the door of the little barn.

The group tackled the job with good humour and lots of energy!

The group tackled the job with good humour and lots of energy!



So much clearer now after a few hours of teamwork. So much clearer now after a few hours of teamwork.

Now you can see the little barn door quite easily.

Now you can see the little barn door quite easily.

Two quails enjoy the new view!

Two quails enjoy the new view!