May 1, 2021
I was reminiscing with Barry Tolman about week ago about special places in Nelson and some of their lost names. He remembered a trail past Sydney Partridge’s house to the blueberries on Hurd Hill. Today a hearty crew of VaL Van Meier, Brenna Kucinski, Dave Patek, Tom Murray, Gordon Peery and I hiked and motored to the top of Hurd Hill to cut a some more trees to make sure our restored wild blueberries have enough sunlight to rebound into the bountiful bushes Barry remembers. We also did a lot of brush cutting and hauling of material that was cut last year. It was windy and chilly, but sunny and black fly free. There is much clean up work still to be done and we’ll probably schedule another work day after the flies have gone. There’s now more light for our berries and the ground’s a great deal less cluttered. Next fall we’ll transplant some more bushes into our clearing.