We thought we'd better 'make hay while the sun shines', so ventured outdoors to continue to work on my aunts garden, clearing the overgrowth by the front of the house.
Sam was first out, shovel in hand, getting rid of the grass that is always attempting to take over the drive.
I worked on clearing the old borders and ended up doing more archaeology than gardening. Here we've unearthed an old concrete slab that we think was a stand for the water butt many many years ago.
Here is the old edge to the border that was hidden under the encroaching grass and brambles. It was fun to 'discover' the edging. I've never been on an archaeological dig, but feel now that I've had my own equivalent.
Here are the chickens (and a duck) helping with the cleanup operation.
It wasn't an easy task though and we filled many a wheelbarrow with grass, brambles and saplings of ash and sycamore that were hard to dig up.
Everyone enjoyed the sun and the adventures of the day including the ducks ..
.. and our supervisor, Leo the cat.