Another round in our struggle at this terribly infested patch of honeysuckle and bittersweet. We hit it hard, as we always do, pushing the wall back in three directions. Last Saturday ended with a real treat; Jason Kaple and Emma Mendenhall cooked homemade paella for our volunteers. It was delicious! We learned that they lived in Spain for several years, where they began cooking paella, and have continued to do so since their return to the states. Time well spent, I'd say.
Thanks to Jason and Emma also for their generous donation of Home Depot gift cards to our group, which will be put to good use.
Finally, thanks also to first-time Palos volunteers Luke and Tory, great to have your help.
Swallow Cliff Woods Sunday October 31
Ten volunteers returned to Swallow Cliff Sunday to burn the brush we cut on a rainy morning one week prior. We had a fire going in short order, and by 10:15 or so were close to wrapping up, so Carolyn and Kathy went a hundred yards down the trail and started cutting more brush on a hillside.
They were amazing! With one chainsaw, and much muscle applied to bowsaws and loppers, our little group cleared a large stretch of honeysuckle, connecting with an area we cleared last spring and pushing almost to the top of the hill. Thanks to all for the amazing effort, including first-time Palos volunteer Laura.