It's been a fantastic Easter at Attingham - sun, sun and more sun! The childrens trails have been hugely popular, there have been rides around the deer park in the tractor and trailer and guided walks around the park and gardens. The bluebells are out in their full glory - the picture above is of Rookery Wood with the path that leads from the Stables down to the Mansion.
The last week has seen the wardens embarking on a large fencing project on some of the fields that we look after along the banks of the River Severn. We are using sweet chestnut posts instead of treated softwoods as they are naturally hard and long-lasting without any chemicals. We have also been stacking wood that was felled over the winter to thin out overcrowded woodland so that it can season and be processed into firewood. It's hard work in this heat! But working outside in the fresh air and feeling the sun on your arms and watching the flora and fauna around you come to life is why this job is so brilliant.
|Cowslips in the Outer Courtyard at the back of the Mansion|