We knew we wood set the crowbar high with that one

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Wednesday 28th February

Report written by Rachel Henry

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Anyone a fan of Catchphrase? It's been a favourite in our house, especially watching back all the celebrity ones so we stand a chance of beating the contestants. Stay with me, this is relevant to the task, I promise. This week's episode we watched back included a catchphrase called "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Now personally I think that's a bad catchphrase, maybe partly I didn't get it. Also, who actually knows what a woodchuck is? It looks suspiciously like a Beaver....

(interlude while I google: is a woodchuck a beaver?) Turns out, as we should all know, woodchucks are members of the Sciuridae family while beavers are members of the Castoridae family. Soooo let's call them distant cousins and move on.

Anyway, the relevance of the Woodchuck debacle is that whole of our task yesterday I had the tongue twister going round in my head as I hopelessly hammered at those damn nails to get them out of the pallets. Thankfully, Julian and Marta were far more efficient with lots of hammering and crowbarring, breaking down the entirety of two big pallets and managing to save all the wood so that the church can repurpose them into some planters for the garden. Meanwhile Sarah used one of those incredibly satisfying Hari Hari knives to dig up tonnes of (potentially) wild garlic for replanting. Excellent job everyone.

It was lovely to be somewhere new and hopefully we'll be back later this spring!

To save you some time, here's the end of the tongue twister: "He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood."

I bet a beaver would chuck wood better than a woodchuck would ;)

Oh, and this task was my hundredth, a milestone which marks the honour I feel to have spent so many hours in the company of wonderful people!

Great work team, until next time.

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Rachel Henry
Julian Osman
Sarah Hornsey
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Greenwich runner

Thu 29th Feb at 8:37pm

My tongue is thoroughly twisted now...

Rachel Henry

Thu 29th Feb at 8:41pm