A little while ago Kevin took part in the 7th North East Hedgelaying Match. It is the second time he has participated in the competition… and the second time he has ever attempted to lay a hedge!
He won 2nd place in the novice class!
Nice one Kevin!
One winner (an elderly gentleman in his 70’s or 80’s) became very emotional when collecting his award. With tears in his eyes he shared his concerns that this skill will be lost if more younger people do not become engaged with it.
It is wonderful to see a laid hedge, knowing it stock proof and also a safe haven for wildlife! Much more eco-friendly than wire fences.
If anyone is interested in attending or participating in next years hedgelaying match we can put you in touch with Karen the organizer, simply email us: firstname.lastname@example.org