After discouraging weather forecasts I was surprised to see breaks in the clouds this morning and-Sol Invictus!-sunshine by lunch time.
So we got a little better than a half day of digging in, albeit much of it doing clean up duty.
On one end of the site they are down into the layers where organic stuff gets preserved. Mmmmm...nice soupy mud with fence posts coming through:
My crew was unable to get back into our "almost organic" trench, and were detailed to deturfing duty. This involves removing the upper layer of grass prepping for a new trench. Oh, and don't call it sod, that's slightly rude over here.
You might imagine that there would be few finds just under the grass roots, and that what there was would be new:
I will likely take the weekend off from posting, I shall be resting up and doing a bit of countryside walking. More digging updates on Monday, weather permitting.