Friends of Healing Moated Settlement

A 13th Century earthwork


Review of the year

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

DURING the wintery weather of December, some residents were concerned about the welfare of the sheep on the moated site.

Throughout the year, the farmer and members of the committee do look after and daily check the flock. The animals were looked after and fed with the appropriate food. However, being a native breed the sheep are very hardy.

Some members have been busy on the site planting saplings. With the help of the local scouts, 20 to 30 trees have been planted around the perimeter of the site. A mixture of fruit trees and wild roses has been added to enhance the existing stock.

As spring comes along, residents are invited to take part in a bird survey on the site. If you see or have seen anything unusual then please let us know by sending your sightings to [email protected] .

A sighting means anything you spot on the site or flying over. As well as the normal garden birds, such as blackbirds and sparrows, people have reported seeing a Pheasant, Curlew and a Greater Spotted Woodpecker. If you can beat that, then please get in touch.

The Friends of Healing Moated Site are venturing into social media. You can follow us on Twitter @HealingMoat. We also have a website where you can register and become a member. Here you’ll find information on the history of the site, as well as photos from around the village, plus lots more.

Don’t forget the committee has produced a 12-page colour booklet about the history of the site priced £3. To get your copy visit the website, send an e-mail or call 077 888 65 191.

URGENT: A key has been found on the site within the balancing pond. Possibly dropped by someone sledging there when the snow was here. If it belongs to you please contact the committee.

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