12. Apr, 2015

St Andrews

It's almost two years since residents in East Haven travelled over to St Andrews early one morning to dig out a stricken vessel at low tide to enable it to be transported back to the village. Today we were back in the town again but this time to collect slabs for a new project. We are very grateful to John for donating over 40 slabs to the community to help landscape the area around our new potting shed (the Bothy). Sturdy paths are required to enable us to move mowers and other equipment for the gardens. Due to the weight of the slabs we would have had to make several trips with the trailer had it not been for Karen letting us use her horse box. What a novel idea. The horse box has a maximum weight restriction of 2 tons which did the job no bother. Now we just have to unload them but we will wait until tommorrow before embarking on the next stage of operations. In the meantime, we are full of ideas about a wild life garden that we would like to create at the rear of the Bothy. When Mhairi the hedgehog lady visited on Friday she gave us lots of advice and ideas about how it could be developed to make it a safe and exciting place for wild life to thrive. We are very keen to do our bit to help the hedgehog population to recover and we think we can provide a wild life corridor where the hogs can move safely from garden to garden and find plenty of nutritious food to feed on. lots of work to be done but we are looking forward to seeing what we can do as a community. I think Long Row may become known as Hog row.