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Ash Meadows Day #6

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The last day. More fence destruction in the wild. Luckily we managed to get hold of some machetes.

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I got the path clearing job. That was fun; hacking the hell out of wildlife with two machetes in the name of conservation. It's only a pity the machetes were as a sharp as a wooden spoon. Whilst they worked fine on the old, dead trees the reeds were having none of it. Many of them fought back, smacking me around the face with carefree abandon.

We ended the day clearing out the remnants of a previous team's fence destruction, i.e. lugging large coils of fence wire around the place. Fence wire that had clearly been sitting there for several years given that plants and shrubs had decided to grow through most of the discarded piles of wire. This job is never simple...

Posted by MrKWatkins 15:10 Archived in USA Tagged volunteer

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