Inert continue to flatten pump station mound and use it to fill what little remains of Cormorant lake south. Slow but steady progress. They were using their heavy earth mover, when I paid a visit on Tuesday. I guess it is a lot cheaper than hiring tipper trucks and grab loaders.
Curiously, the heavy earth mover continues the Inert tradition of reversing long distances. Rather puzzling considering the dryish weather we've been experiencing. Yes, it has rained, on and off, but more intermittent showers, which have done little to soften the ground. This was exemplified by the large amount of dust being kicked up the the heavy earth mover as it stormed up and down the south trackway. No slow, glacial pace I have seen them do when the area resembles a quagmire, and there are ruts 3 feet deep in the trackways. Thus, with acres of hard, compacted ground, I find it puzzling the driver choses to reverse so far. Practice, maybe.
Oh, after all his smoothing of the south track way, last week, the ground (as I predicted) is beginning to be torn up. Not a dramatic amount, as the track way is still hard, firm and compacted, but little bits hear and there.
Anyway, as the breeding season is drawing to an end, and certain birds can have migrated by now, I may (weather permitting) venture on to Manor farm to see how far Inert have progressed in their restoration.
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