Clean Fill - yeah right
I don’t know who invented the term “clean fill” but it’s a bit of a joke. The earth we’ve pulled out of the holes and trenches is very rocky and we can’t use it to refill the holes. So we’ve had 32 cubic metres of clean fill delivered to go into our trenchy holes around our stumps. It’s come with bonus material! One load with lots of chocolate wrappers, the other with bricks. And other stuff. However it’s much quicker shovelling this clean fill than the rocky stuff we have been sifting through so far.
So by myself I’m averaging about 3 stumps a day. Each hole takes about 15 wheelbarrow loads of dirt which have to be well compacted in layers. The finished result is very satisfying - slow - but we love checking stumps off our plan each night. 45 down and 72 to go. The weekend will be a working bee to get the big trenches done. We’re bringing in a small digger to speed things up so by the end of the weekend we hope to be ticking off almost all of the remaining stumps. Then it’s onwards and upwards! I can’t wait.