Now if there's one thing i regret its not having videoed the moment the trench was joined to the drainage system. It was a joyous moment to hear all the collected water finally draining away. So much so that I was jumping up and down like a gazelle - clearly forgetting the boggy earth that was still underneath my feet, and yes I ended up flat on my arse in mud, thankfully with my water proof pants on!!
February was a good a month the plot drained brilliantly quickly once all the falls in the earth were correct:
Trench phase 1 complete.
The weather was a lot milder but most importantly WE GOT OUR FIRST EGG!!!
I was happily one day minding my own business when I realised Penny Rogers was missing. I went to look in the hen house and there she was looking very suspicious. After about 10 minutes of leaving her in there, there was an almighty racket as Penny jumped out of the hen house and I went and looked and there it was an egg!!! Well actually there were three but two were rubber eggs, it took me a while to get used to those!! Penny was squawking away like 'look what ive done!!' I tried to pick her up and give her a cuddle but she just pecked me.