Once a month, usually on a Sunday, we join a group of friends to help out on one of our farms. We have been doing this for a couple of years now and it means we get a group of about eight people here every six months or so. We have painted houses, weeded forestry trees, done lots of fencing, cut down trees, and this time we planted a bed of willows for Martin and Yvonne who are basket makers in the Borlin valley, near Kealkil.
We laid a sheet of plastic, and held it down with wood slabs and stones
We cut the willows into pieces about 10" long and then using an piece of rebar to make holes we plked them through the plastic about 1' apart.
The tea-break is always a big part of the day but I forgot to take a picture of it