Ian sets to to shift some spoil and later in the week Peter and Ian lend a hand to remove turf and topsoil.
Plus in the first week of March: the lonely swan, lonely no more.
Unfortunately we had another wet
weekend so when we returned to the site the lower portion of the dig
was awash and everything was sticky. We were able to remove some
topsoil by periodically scraping the mud off on the side of the
barrow, not ideal digging conditions. However, on Friday the sun shone
pretty well all day so we were able to to shift the trays and boxes of
finds out from the corner where they had been sheltering and start to
fell trees and prune branches ready to begin levelling the site for
the concrete slabs which will form the base of the new finds sheds.
Up on the central island it's pretty wet but the ditch section is only fit for ducks.
More windy weather brought down the remains of another tree, you can see
why we don't like to linger once the wind gets up, never mind, the sun shone whilst we got cracking on the shed site.