Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licóur
Of which vertú engendred is the flour...
Well... things have changed a lot since your day Mr Chaucer... drought in March 2024 - you've got to be kidding! We've never had it so wet. April continued the trend too. But, as luck would have it everything came together so that the major work on the fields could go ahead... heavy machinery arrived and started clearing the land and digging the ponds.
These guys didn't hang around... using the 'spoil' from the new ponds to create 'bunds' for tree planting and new 'all-access' level paths... can't wait for nature to add the finishing touches!
...what's more the Big Dig coincided with the Big Give where many friends of SBBOT donated funds that were matched... £10,000 in donations was doubled by matching funding to £20,000 for the fields. Our target to finish paying for everything has now dropped to £40,000... which means over £100,000 has been raised... THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!