It probably was a good move to work from home today, considering how much concentration is needed for transcribing a discussion. At work itself, I normally have to snatch a few minutes here and there – and then I can’t hear because of the acoustics in the building. However, it was wishful thinking to believe I could do 7.5 hours interruption-free.
So, just before it started to get dark I got my spade out and tackled a bit more of the pond. I wanted to provide a slope to make it easier for pond creatures to get in and out, which meant dismantling yet another hugelbed. And I was quite surprised by how much wood this one contained. The soil on top had been too thin, though, so just as well it is gone.
Now, I’m thinking if I need to do anymore shaping or if I should get on with lining the bottom and sides with sand and fitting the liner. There will need to be a few days of dry weather before any of that can happen, though. Otherwise, there’ll just be a soup like the one at the moment in the deepest part of the pond.