If you shut your eyes and think lily pads, bullrushes, gunnera, dragonflies and sunlight glinting on water, it's possible to feel better about the various muddy holes we have been digging in our beautiful piece of Somerset. We keep looking forward to next year and the year after when the scars in the ground will be healed and greened up again.
Still, this rainwater attenuation pond held water in the solid clay........so we dug this one! It hasn't rained yet so we don't know if it will leak. It will take roof water from the shed and a land drain that flows throughout the winter, and outfalls into another land drain that takes it to the stream.
Harry creating the 'stream' that will flow in winter and when it's raining...
But where has all the soil gone to?
A bank around the field 150 metres long, 2m wide and a metre high ready for hedge planting in the Winter.
"Digger at rest". (Pleeease come and take it away Arlow and Hagget before we dig anything else)