17 Month Streak
11 Month Streak
Thu 29th Sep at 6:00pm
We were set a new task at the community allotment for this session - to put together two compost heaps. We were provided with the raw materials - rotten apples, cardboard, newspaper, old spinach stalks and the all-important horse manure. Nicola and Sheila set to work building up layers of each material in the compost bins, and repeating until we had used all the materials. Some great smells emanated from the bags, which drove Diya to take on watering the baby spinach plants and hoeing the raised bed instead! We left the bacteria, fungi and worms to do their stuff over the winter, and hopefully there will be some beautiful compost come the spring
Thu 29th Sep at 10:00am
Tessa and Sheila turned out to help with the regular Spital Cemetery work party in Windsor on a beautiful, sunny autumn morning. At previous sessions (together with Juli) we had been working to free three gravestones (which we have nicknamed 'The 3 sisters' ) of the encroaching ivy. A tangled mass still remained on top of just one of the stones, and we were keen to clear this last one. Working slowly, snipping away one stem at a time, progress seemed slow. With 10 minutes to go before the end of the session, we were just lamenting that again we would not achieve our goal, when all of a sudden the whole section just lifted off the top of the stone. Success! We could now make out some of the writing on the stone, in memory of Samuel Acutt and his son Edwin. A quick Google revealed that they were present in the Windsor 1881 census at the ages of 50 and 8 respectively. and that Samuel was a master baker, originally from Portland in Dorset. There must be so many stories to find in this graveyard, and we look forward to a return visit
Fri 30th Sep at 10:08am
Nice reveal and research work!
Fri 30th Sep at 12:11pm
Well done for looking them up! A master baker! Very pleased we could decipher enough to be able to find this out.
Fri 30th Sep at 7:56pm
What a great report! I love that you found out Samuel and Edwin. Well done x