With March comes longer daylight hours and warmer weather, though Les would like it to hold off just a little bit so he can get his pruning work finished.
In his March column Les talks about his work with Farm Link which takes him and his muddy Landy into traffic-laden urban Bristol to educate school-children about the countryside. One school-child said that the countryside was about ‘people and houses’ – an unusual answer but accurate none the less.
Les talks about the importance of rural communities and how they are the life-blood of the countryside still, even if the communities are now more diverse with many people working from home thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
Godney had their first Wassail on Monday, where Les was MC. The photo this month is from the village of Compton Dundon near Somerset, where Les recently did an orchard day.
To read the column, click on the image below to go to the Mendip Times website. Best way is to view the magazine on PDF – go to the option ‘the magazine’ on their menu and then click to download the latest copy of the Mendip Times. Les’ column is on page 44 of the March edition: