Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Swales on the Fell

A long established method of preventing flooding and encouraging water seepage into the water table is the making of long deep channels called swales---whether Swaledale in Yorkshire is named after these I hope to find out!
  Malcolm (our nearest farming neighbour ) and his digger are a great team . After the trenches came the alder posts
and then the birds sitting on their  new perches!