Tuesday, 11 September 2012

First session

The first session of the season was the Laughton & District ploughing match last Saturday. On a very hot day we laid 10 yards each with hand tools only in four hours. The hedge did not have a lot of height and was gappy in places and - whether it was the result of salt spray or the soil type - the stems were very brittle and the butts prone to splitting when taken off with an axe. I didn't get amongst the prizes but didn't disgrace myself either.