Summer pruning and scything

The weather gods were not too unkind and the attendance was good at our annual summer pruning and scything fest.

Despite the damp weather we had pretty much full attendance for those booked on the morning summer pruning and orchard tour - about 25 members in total. Cumbrian orchardists are not put off by a bit of patchy drizzle!

Lunch was a sociable affair greatly enhanced by the contributions of cake etc. and Alison's fine bread and soup. Our supplications to the relevant authorities resulted in a dry afternoon for scything, which about half a dozen members got into with some gusto and in many cases surprised themselves with how easy it was and how well they did.

If anyone present took any pictures of the event, please email me and I will add them.

Report by Mark Evens; Saturday, 12 August 2023

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