Four “Friends” gathered on the 20th April to see what we could do to help out around the Centre.
The weather was not auspicious: lots of rain! So, after evening meal we gathered in the library to continue previous work on the clothing that Primary School children use for their Scottish History re-enactment sessions. Made from old blankets and linen, the clothing soon gets very tatty – we hope we can get the number of usable outfits back up to a reasonable number.
Saturday dawned looking better: cloudy but with some sunshine and a few light showers. So we started weeding the borders (a traditional job for the “Friends”), and in the Steading garden planted some plants brought by Heather. Further progress was made with the children’s clothing.
In the evening we attended a presentation by Russell Nisbet who was leading a group of birders. The birders were the only other group in the centre at the weekend, so nice and peaceful – before the anticipated hoards of the following week.
Sunday, with similar weather, was spent on the borders again and on the children’s clothing – the latter now with Bronwen’s help who hopes to continue the task in her work at the centre. Also started was an attempt to produce an identification plan of the plants in the Steading Garden – not an easy job as there are so many different plants – we will have to see how this works out!
As usual we finished work just after 3 for tea and cakes, and a chat with Martyn, Tom and Bronwyn. A very pleasant weekend with good company and in lovely surroundings
The “Friends” (left to right): Mary, Bob, Heather and Esther.
P.S. More “Friends” are always welcome – plenty of things need doing, as well as tea drunk, and cake eaten!
One of the many red Squirrels in and around the grounds .