Capertee comments

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Subject: Capertee comments
From: Timothy Hyde <>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:38:51 +1000
This is a somewhat belated comment
on the Tree planting weekend
conducted at Capertee two weeks ago.

This was our first involvement
in the weekend and what an enjoyable
and satisfying time it was.

Hard work, yes, but well organised
and you could pretty much set your own pace.

What a great collection of people turned up, people
into land care, plants, birdo's, locals etc.

Great weather, a bit of rain to soften the ground,
and beautiful Capertee skys. 

One of the great things for a lot of people
was being able to get "off the road" and 
get into a patch of land that you wouldn't 
normally see. How David Geering managed
to persuade Farmer Bob to give up a huge
chunk of his prime fertile grazing land,
in the middle of the Dunville Loop,
is remarkable.  

And boy, could Farmer Bob 
plant a tree fast! Hole, tree, stakes, tree guard
bang bang bang, while I was still deciding what variety 
I had in my hands ready to put in next.

Fantastic meal at the community hall
on the Saturday night,
(proceeds going to build a new tennis court)
all washed down with the Capertee Nile chardonay.

And Regents aplenty. It has already been reported 
there were a few at Crown Station Road. 
There were also plenty
up near the Port Macquarie Rd junction. We were 
able to show off a flock of 15 on the Sunday 
to visiting friends.

there's another weekend coming up
later in the year
hope to meet you there

Timothy Hyde

Blue Mountains  NSW
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