For the first time in sixteen months we have been able to take up our mattocks, spades and trowels again, but for the time being at least under closely observed protocols.
It felt good to cut the turf on this fresh test pit, but that could only happen when negative covid tests had been returned and by changing our working methods so that social distance could be maintained. This is not just a question of keeping two metres apart, but also giving careful thought to the equipment brought on site and its use by individuals. No doubt after a while this will become second nature, and in the meantime we shall have the pleasure of returning to the work we love on sunny mornings such as these. And hopefully the test pits won’t be returning negative results!