‘Talbot-Ponsonby Working Weekend’

What wonderful in-laws I have!  Nearly every year we have the
'Talbot-Ponsonby Working Weekend'.  THIS year there were 44 of us aged from
73 to 7 months.  The family take over the house and arrive with their chain
saws, loppers, secateurs, garden gloves, dogs and lots and lots of children.
We feed and 'water' them and they work on the slopes beneath the house,
cutting, slashing and burning.  This year they have achieved even more than
ever before and cleared most of the bank facing the house.  We are now in
discussion with a provider of small trees to be planted where last week
there was just scrub! Well done the family!

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