On Tuesday I had hoped to work with a tractor driver from the farm at Burton resurfacing the tracks and tidying the Horse Litter bins. Unfortunately he called to say he was otherwise occupied barricading his fields from Travellers who had arrived in the area. I quickly printed out a warning notice for the gate in case the Travellers decided to visit the site and put it up on the gate. While down at the site I harvested the last cauliflower.
So instead I collected rubbish from home and my plot in my trailer and took it down to the tip. I then did a second trip with the rubbish left from the dump clearance by the Working Party.
He did the same on Wednesday as they were moving on and he wanted to be ready to deal with any trespassing.
Thursday I got the call and I spent the afternoon directing the tractor driver who did a magnificent job smoothing out the tracks particularly at the entrance and on the corner just beyond Trading Hut. I do hope everyone drives slowly so the chippings bed in rather than getting pushed up into ridges and more potholes. When he had gone I had a little time to earth up my potatoes before staggering home worn out from watching the tractor working!
Friday came and I had a couple of notices to pin up, one saying 'Slow - Loose Chippings' and collected some compost from the Trading Hut and a couple more tomato plants, Black Cherry (Hopefully as sweet as they say it is) and a favourite of mine 'Marmande'. Then home to plant up all my tomatoes in the greenhouse!