First Steps Twerton nursery has a small outside garden. The children will be planting in the garden this year and the nursery would like to brighten up the space to make it fun for the children.
This task is to paint a little picket fence shown in the picture.
Please bring gloves. All paint and brushes will be provided
The grass was long, there were lots of weeds in the beds and there were nettles. Our aim for the session, was to clear the garden of weeds, strim the grass and weed the beds ready for the children to plant in the garden and to be able to play safely.
We had just one hour to complete our mission. Eleanor and Rachel attacked the long grass with a strimmer, whilst Jane and Helen focussed on the weeds. Time fly by and before we knew it we had completed our mission.
Here is what our Task Owner had to say "We are all thrilled at the work that you did last night for the Twerton Community Nursery, so excited as this starts our Get Growing project, sponsored by Quartet!
Thank you very much indeed to you all!"
Lovely little loop on the Cotswolds Way / Golf Club - embracing the ascents and enjoying the recovery descents.
Warm up (10-15 mins) slow and steady, at the pace of the slowest, to our session location
Main session (30 mins) An interval style session with regular rest periods. Suitable for all abilities and will work everyone whatever your level!
Cool down (10-15 mins) Slow and steady back to base
Some of our Goodgymers couldn't attend our Royal Crescent training challenge so instead they partook in the challenge later on in the week.
Well done to Dora and Jane for completing the challenge!
We hope to see you at the next training session
Tidy up of the nursery growing space ready for them to undertake a project with the children.
Please bring gardening gloves.
All other tools will be provided.
For those of you who cannot make our session on Tuesday at 1830. Here is the session:
- Warm up: 10-15 minutes easy pace
- Main session: 1 x loop of between 700metres to 1000 metres / 1km. Followed by rest of 1 minute. Then repeat for a total of 30 minutes
- Cool down: 10-15 minutes easy pace and stretches
Enjoy! And let us know how you get on :)
Working at an allotment on Monksdale road.
Here is what the Task owner had to say;
"There is a plot next to ours which has not been worked for years and each summer the grass grows long and makes it difficult to access our plot. We would love the top layer to be stripped off and loosen up and planted with some bee-friendly flower seeds so that it is less of an eye-sore, good for the environment and helps our accessibility.
The area is probably about 3x3m. Maybe a little more.
A second job would be to re-paint the edges of our raised beds which are peeling so they probably need a rub down first"
Important things first... when we'd signed up to this mission, we'd been teased with the possibility of there being newborn lambs on site, and on arrival we learnt that 5 new lambs have indeed been born over the past few days. But first work...
Our host Josh issued us each with a wheelbarrow and a shovel and pointed us to a huge pile of bark chips next to the chicken roost, which we were to load up and transfer - first over to a garden area further up the site, and then the remainder onto a grassy border which was luckily right next to the initial pile.
We made steady progress and quickly completed the first area before setting about the second with that promise of lamb cuddles getting ever closer...
As we reached the last few barrows of chips, Josh remembered to mention the other even bigger pile of bark chips further up the car park. The lambs would have to wait!
The other pile of chips needed barrowing up the hill to another area near the farm's entrance. By now at least one of us double-shift workers (yeah, me) was seriously beginning to flag - but the promise of lambs is a great motivator. I soldiered on.
We finished up, before finally the pay-off. Many, many lamb photos are attached for your enjoyment.
Afterwards, on the way back down the hill down to Twerton Jane and I also met a couple of tiny horses, and also a 7 month old husky puppy. You're jealous.