The SCA CLC's visit to Red Manse Organic Farm proved to be a victory over invasive plants that were slowing taking over. Armed with loppers, bow saws, pick mattocks and pick axes these thorny and deep rooted plants did not stand a chance. The CLC had the largest member turn out for the season and made for an army to be reckoned with. The weather even worked to their favor with sunny skies and a fresh breeze to cool these dirty but hard working volunteers. Midday the crew took a break to replenish their energy supply with lunch and homemade brownies, compliments of Red Manse. Members spread out to partake in a spontaneous game of Name Game Soccer and to introduce themselves to the Tuson's three children. Then it was back to confront the army of invasive plants. The day finished with a trek through the surrounding woods to take in the beauty of the thawing pond. The CLC members tried their hand at rock skipping but were no match for Earl Tuson, Red Manse owner and farmer.
Picture: Sarah and Vanessa's Bittersweet Triumph over invasive species