Ealing

Community mission

Chips, Egg and Barrows

3 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Horsenden Hill in Ealing.

  • Sevan
  • Kash
  • StephDucat
 
Saturday, 2nd of March 2024
 
Led by Kash

Kash, Steph Ducat and Sevan navigated giant puddles, unexpected streams and overflowing rivers on their ways to and from Horsenden Farm this morning. It was so bad that for the first time, the 3 left their running shoes in the boot room and borrowed some oversized wellies! For today's task they were back in the potato field for the 3rd time after spreading manure and topping it with compost on their 2 previous visits. Today, they were creating paths around the potatoes by topping sodden sheets of cardboard with a thick coating of wood chip.

Steph and Sevan arrived first and found the organisers and regular helpers sheltering in the Hay Loft, the volunteer hub. Eventually they all decided to go back outdoors. Steph and Sevan chose their wheelbarrows, with Sevan picking a sporty model with a "go faster" striped wheel and better cornering ability. Tooled up with forks and shovels, they moved the wood chip from a pile in the car park, into wheelbarrows, up the path, through the spontaneous stream (which Sevan tried to canoe down) and onto the potato patch path. It was a real test of stamina for their arms.

While digging through the wood chip pile, Steph discovered something surprising, a chicken egg 🥚! We didn't know how it got into the middle of the pile or how long it had been there.

"We do have some free range chickens that fly around the farm" - Elsa, task owner

"The car park is quite far though and why would they lay an egg in the wood chip?" - Kash

Soon Kash arrived and path building sped up, so much so that the task was completed early and they were first in line for fresh, oven baked pizza. The trio took credit for it through their hard work. Surely the speedy wheelbarrow played more than a minor part too.

Report written by Sevan


Discuss this report

StephDucat
StephDucat
Saturday March 2nd, 2024 21:40

Who came first : the egg or the chicken? 🤣🤣lovely pizza 🍕 😋

sign in to add a comment

Kash
Led by Kash

Running? Lifting? I'll do that only for GoodGym.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Report Writer

    Be in charge of writing the session report

    • Sevan
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the session report

    • StephDucat
    • Sevan

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Digging burdock before it gets nasty - group run to Elthorne Park

Tuesday 18:45 - 20:30
Led by Kash
Bodyline Studio

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run, walk, or cycle to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more