As anyone who lives in the north will know only too well, the weather has once again tried it’s very best to curtail work out in the fields. Snow, wind, sleet, rain and more sleet have kept the ground fairly saturated over the past 10 days but there is some drier weather on the way starting this weekend. Progress has nevertheless been made at Frenchfield Park where the main Carleton Beck running through the venue was excavated for some 250 metres and this was competed as soon as the Environment Agency had issued their Permit to allow for the works, and subsequently two beck crossings have been installed and this will require some further graded stone to secure the ground to make it suitable for the horses to gallop across. Keith has been hard at work completing the bank and a return wall for the BE80 & BE90 tracks (pictured) and various internal tracks have been upgraded. Frenchfield is a remarkable venue and given 24 hours of drying weather sees such a change in ground conditions on the sandy land. Once the sheep are removed from the pastures in mid-March and the warmer weather arrives we look forward to seeing some bright green grass – like everyone else!