After a Christmas Day lounging about at home, eating and drinking too much, and socialising, I spent time coppicing willows along the river bank again today. The rain held off, but the water level rose all the time I was there. The flow from the marsh into the river increased steadily, too. It was a good workout that blew the cobwebs away.
Surprisingly, the cattle didn’t react to the sound of my axe; they weren’t more than a hundred yards away. I could see them and they looked over to me now and again, but they show any interested in dining on willow today.
It’s a Marsher’s workday tomorrow, with fallen trees to be removed and make safe mid marsh.
Here are a few photographs I took with phone camera today.