Well for the 1st time in 18 years I didn’t take part in the Melplash Hedgelaying contest, I judged instead. Maybe not such “hard work” but the worry of getting it right and doing a good job for those that are working to do there best and deserve the effort to be scored correctly it is just as bad. Here is just a few pictures I took while doing Judging duties. Its nice to see some that have been to our training days doing well and returning the following year to have another go. Thanks to Mark Tilley for being my co judge, also to Peter Yates and David Pitman judging the other classes
Well that’s the show season over with for me after the Dorset County Show . Saturday like a real summers day then Sunday like a proper winters day getting us all ready for the Hedgelaying season. Thank you to all those that stopped by at any of the shows we have been to this year and hopefully see you next year. Or maybe see you over the winter in a hedgerow somewhere.
Well, the last few days have just been a blur of people, firstly at the Melplash Show then at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair with sunshine all the way. Both these events are really great shows to go to as well as demonstrate at and the locations are great. Loads of interest from simple hedging questions to planting and of course laying. Nice to see old customers popping by. and letting me know how lovely their hedge is looking. Hopefully met some new customers too, some bringing pictures on their phone , saying “Id hoped you would be here, here’s my hedge can you do this etc. etc.” . I did manage to have a very quick walk around later Sunday pm at the Oak Fair and there was some brilliant traders/exhibitors/demonstrators there. Both are well worth a visit next August . Thanks to all the volunteers & Staff for very well run events. Now getting ready to do it all again at Dorset County Show, hope to see you there.
Well after the other weekend really it hasn’t stopped , drizzle, mist or raining for the week but pushed on and got another 70m’s done in 3 days. Back continuing on a good job right up on the Dorset/Somerset border for a short while. (Picture with the truck is from the other week)
Well it started out wet and just got worse at the end , but came away with a good result. Well done to all who took part the weather was real naff, raining so hard at the end wasn’t hanging around to take pictures after prize giving . Thanks to all involved in running the South Dorset Hunt Hedgelaying Competition