This should be interesting. Manor farm, Berkshire, is in Tier 4. Chandlers farm, south of the Blackwater, is in Hampshire, Hart district and in Tier 2. Therefore, Inert and lorry drivers are, technically, in breach of lockdown rules every time they cross the bailey bridge from north to south. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Though in actuality, their not, along with the other key workers who have to cross the Blackwater.
Seriously, what a laugh.
My Wednesday stomp revealed Inert back at work, with a bulldozer and digger very much in evidence. I was a bit perplexed as to what the digger was up to. It would trundle up and down the south vehicle track, stopping and rotating its cab, before trundling up and down again. I thought perhaps it was limbering up, before getting down to work.
Soon all was revealed. It was making holes in embanking that run along the side of the south vehicle track. These holes were drainage channels, hopefully allowing the large quantity of water and liquid mud to escape off the south vehicle track and onto the south footpath, and hence the Blackwater.
As for our bulldozer driver. He had smashed down a lot of the spoil heaps I saw last week, when all was quiet. On Wednesday, he was pushing the spoil eastward into Cormorant lake south.
I was unable if he pushed stuff northward, as I didn't make a site visit on the weekend. Saturday was pouring with rain, virtually all day, with some pretty heavy duty stuff in the early hours of the morning. I fore went a Sunday visit, as I knew the underfoot conditions were likely to be pretty bad, and I didn't want to chance the south vehicle track being under two feet of mud/water - despite the best efforts of the digger.
The ground would have been very soft, as the pump did not appear to be on; yet again. There was a lot of surface water, and a big large puddle (going on pond) between the copse and my mighty mound.
Oh, there were no lorries on site on Wednesday.
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