I've nearly cleared the back border now but in the far corner were a load of drainage pipes and flagstones which have been there years. Today I managed to get my husband to help me move them but I think it'll take me a while to dig out the ivy, nettles and thistles that were growing there. This job has been hampered slightly by the uncovering of a couple of toads. I knew where one of them went but not the other and as they're the same colour as the soil and don't move I was scared I might stab one with the fork or rake it up... ugh!
After all that hard work I used some of the nettles to make a nice cup of tea. Isn't that a lovely colour?
The new fencing is doing a good job of confining the hens to the field