A slight panic from me as I was relying on this lesson to write up for you here on the blog because I haven't done anything 'crafty' this week - too busy!!
However I was saved by the bell, so to speak by another session on land conservation today!
|The 'Yellow Brick Road' from last week|
Well this path has grown, with a new name -
.. and now winds through the wood that is on top of the old Roman walls.
I am not sure what these buds are going to be but I couldn't resist taking a picture.
The wood pile has gone -
but there is now a pile of wood chips that I helped to diminish.
Our organiser has now learnt to drive the tractor and she and I filled the trailer with more wood
and I went for a walk to see what else had been done
|I think fairies live in this tree as it is so gnarled and there are little doors!|
|Wood piles for small mammals and insects|
|The mound of earth in front denotes badgers|
However yesterday I was bone washing and when I arrived (a little late) there were trays of bones drying in the sun, but I was surprised to see a long human femur.
|This Roman was about 6' in height|
I decided to wash this -
|Top half of a horses head!!|
It was extremely difficult because I couldn't get it into the bowl and eventually I washed it under the tap with a bowl below to catch the soil. It was heavy!!
All the finds are recorded in bags - this is a 2014 find, 1030 is the map reference for the site map and then each part of the animal is recorded. These are also animal bones but I don't know what, as the bones are quite chunky and thick. Cattle perhaps.
I also washed human bones but after a heavy horse head, I had an infant; so sad.