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Sun 26th Nov at 10:15am
This month's visit to Alice Park saw us continuing work on the new path which we'd made a start on last month.
With seven pairs of hands this time, we made fairly quick work of digging out the trench in the line of the path, ready for future bark chipping. And also started off the fencing down on side of that by hammering in stakes at regular intervals.
After a refreshment break, some of us joined in the community session of Christmas wreath making which was also going on today.
Watch this space for more path updates from future sessions...
Sun 24th Sep at 1:00pm
Missions at Bath City Farm are always popular with GoodGym Bath members and it has everything to do with the pygmy goats.
This particular visit was a bonus as our original task was cancelled and co-ordinator Helen had to come up with a last minute alternative.
The six of us were asked to clear an area of land and, in a first for me, we were given a video briefing as to which weeds to clear, which plants were unwelcome and which should be left to grow alongside new plants tba.
We set to with spades, forks, secateurs and loppers, not to mention the "Picture This" app - that was very handy in identifying the plant life - thanks Emily.
I lost count of the number of wheelbarrow trips to the compost heap. We filled it up so much that Aaron had to trample it down... using a highly entertaining trampoline method.
Our progress can be seen in the before and after photos. Special mention to Kate for her sterling efforts on her first task with us.
We rewarded ourselves with a visit to the goats - the girls were charming as ever. We even got to meet some new arrivals - a trio of alpacas just in from Devon. We'll be back again very soon!
Mon 21st Aug at 6:45pm
There's no "I" in team.
But there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "I" in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team, and... wait, what am I talking about?
A team of 7 from GoodGym Bath braved any potential zombie apocalypses and headed out to the lovely village of Englishcombe just outside town in order to paint a shed for the Life Project.
Our contact, Rich, gave us all the necessary tools and a couple of buckets of brownish (let's call it fawn for the sake of the pun...) paint, and set us to work on two sides of his organisation's outbuilding.
We sanded, brushed and painted, even spruced up the bird box - and finished the task just in the nick of time to head to the Winchester for a nice cold pint.
Anyone fancy a Cornetto?
Thu 17th Aug at 6:30pm
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Mon 7th Aug at 6:30pm
This evening's task was an unexpected sunny delight weather wise. Our mission at the beautiful Alice Park Garden was to slowly dissect a huge pile of wood chippings and ferry them (via wheelbarrow) up the garden and onto a patch of grass between a wall of apple and pear trees, creating a path between them.
I elected to stay near the path and rake all wood chippings that came my way while Tanya, Mike and Stephen were loading the wheelbarrows and bringing them to me to be spread. We were instructed to make the pile of chippings as high as possible (and reasonable) as to stop any pesky weeds that might pop up and ruin the scenery.
It wasn’t long before we’d got a good 20 barrow loads or so and the once pile of messy chippings was now looking like a proper path! Once the path had sufficient attention, we were kindly served locally picked peppermint tea (served in a Mario mug! - see picture) and offered a selection of leaves to take home, bonus!
After tea, we covered any remaining wood chippings with a tarpaulin to protect them from any future downpours.
Another GoodGym job well done!