Scottish Autumn 🍂 #nofilterneeded
Still pinching myself that these are to all intents and purposes “my” trees 🌳 (after our unofficial community buy-out of “our” ⛰). It feels such an honour and an obligation to care for this wee bit of Scotland 🏴. To try to maintain or improve the land ⛰ but first to #donoharm
. Anyone with experience of ground management, particularly how to limit the bracken 🌿 without resorting to chemicals, please DM the Human. And to everyone else: we are beginning the process of clearing the overgrown trails and once they are free of undergrowth this land will be open to anyone who wishes to #roamresponsibly
. As the saying goes “you don’t inherit the land from your ancestors, merely look after it for your children”. #leaveabettertrace #feelinghopeful #mondaysarebetterspentoutdoors
This has been the Human’s big secret project for the last wee while: getting to grips with what’s up the hill and working out what (if anything) we should do with this land. Once upon a time it was lush grass sheep and cow pasture until WW1 and the loss of life in distant wars of the men who farmed it (the war memorial in the village makes for grim reading 😢). Since then it’s been fallow and the forestry has started to regenerate. Should we leave it to return to forest or clear it back to pasture? There’s no easy answers and at the moment it’s a case of mapping 🗺 and discovering what’s there and what’s worth preserving. What would you do if you had a Hill ⛰ in the middle of nowhere? .
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