I've been waiting ages for it to be frosty enough to drive into the woods and collect logs without making mud, so when I woke up yesterday and saw from our weather monitor that it was -6C in the garden, I got dressed immediately, de-iced the car and set off for the woods, arriving well before sunrise:
The ground was rock hard from the frost:
Just over half an hour later, I was ready to head back home again:
But as the sun was now just glinting through the trees...
I paused to get some photos of the finished drainage ditch. Last time I posted pictures of it, it was just a pipe in a ditch that was slowly filling with water. Well, on a subsequent visit I was pleased to see the ditch had filled to the point of draining out of the low end:
So I'd extended the end of it:
allowing it to drain out:
A lot of digging later, it finally looked like it did yesterday:
Here's the outflow:
And here's a ditch on the uphill side to collect water - we'll extend this further when we have time:
Anyway, it held up nicely with the car and trailer of logs going over it, so hopefully that's the job done, and the mud can now start to dry out, once it's thawed.