We are starting to work our way down the eastern fence line below the elm. We call this the 'wilderness area' because it has not been cleaned up for some time. It is a mass of overgrown shrubs, weeds and blackberries. I thought there might have been a few dead bodies or rusted parts of cars, but sadly we have not found those yet.
But, it was the burial ground for old tree trunks. In fact what I first thought was a mound of soil turned out to be lots and lots of rotting tree stumps. We also uncovered the stump to a large old pine (I think) tree and a number of hand-cut planks. At the base of that was also a lot of slate that we might be able to put to use around the garden as stepping stones or the base for our benches.
Lots more to do though. The chainsaw will have to come out soon, I want to dig the pine stump out and then when we have some space we will get rid of the cubby. But it will give A a completely new area to plan & build.