Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cullintraw Revisited

Timothy Belmont was working up a porcine sweat today at Cullintraw, fourteen acres of land belonging to the National Trust, between Comber and Castle Espie in County Down.

There were a mere six of us today, though we got the task accomplished.

We completed the rush-cutting and made larger stacks.

At lunchtime I handed round a box of mini chocolate-chip muffins. Apart from that little indulgence, I had a banana, clementine, apple and some strawberries; washed down with tea.

After lunch some of us dug a trench at the edge of the field.

The blackberry season is almost upon us! I sampled a few ripe ones in the hedgerows, and they were juicy and sweet.

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