'Muck and bullets' just about sums up April's weather and the same pattern seems set to plague May as well. So we were particularly lucky on Wednesday 9th May to be complaining about the heat and removing winter layers as the Sparrowhawk wall grew by a course or three.
I was joined by Graham, Catriona, Roger, both Richards and newbie Tony who finally got to bang a few stones together after his taster day experience of grovelling around in mud and, as we have since discovered, the ever-present sheep muck. Clearly the man is not easily put off and will be a great asset to the team. Mind you, he did say that he wasn't sure when we would see him again!
Kit joined us briefly ... just long enough to deliver delicious apple pie and Victoria sponge. Faced with the dilemma of which to choose, your chairman naturally chose both without a trace of shame or embarrassment.
At close of play the day's efforts were clearly visible, though not to blog readers as, once again, I forgot my camera. Sorreee! Next Tuesday we have our Taster Day for the other AONB volunteers. They will have a range of courses to have a go at, so there should be something for everyone. Any NAWG member who feels like turning up for an extra day's walling would be more than welcome.
See you next week?