Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ballyquintin Pond

We have spent the entire day at Ballyquintin Point on the Ards Peninsula, County Down.

I was with the National Trust Strangford Lough group.

About seven of us were excavating an old pond at the corner of a field.

Believe it or not, we found two old hand-saws most effective for this purpose; and a right-angled pond rake.

After lunch ~ consisting of cheese & onion sandwiches for self ~ we cleared some undergrowth from saplings in a plantation.

Can you spot Timothy Belmont, readers? Of course, I sport the military floppy hat.


Anonymous said...

Your "right angled pond rake" is what was known decades ago as manure fork, used, before the introduction of the muck spreader, to pull manure from the back of carts onto the field for spreading at a later date.

Timothy Belmont said...

Anon, many thanks indeed. We wondered what its correct appellation was!

We also wondered what age it was, and if they are still sold.