Preparation for seeding at Bishops Cannings Cricket Club earlier in the week, following importing and levelling of soil to bring up outfield levels.
We were asked to level and seed the area and sow with sports mix grass seed. Tristan spent a Saturday on the stone burier to get things level; seed was drilled today and rolled in. Green in a couple of weeks – hopefully!
Something different this week: we needed to cover an ancient burial site ( Tumulus ) with chainlink mesh to prevent the local badger population from calling it home; this helps to preserve anything inside the mound. The funny shape was caused by tanks driving over it for practice before heading off to active duty in WW1!
With thanks to Wiki: A tumulus is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds or kurgans, and may be found throughout much of the world. A cairn, which is a mound of stones built for various purposes, may also originally have been a tumulus. Wikipedia
Something different this week for the MoD…Tad and Kieran erected 38 fire warning signs around Salisbury Plain. The plastic signs measure approx. 2’ square and were fixed to metal posts and then concreted into the ground. 23 Jan 2020.