Test Pit Count Exceeds the Half-Century!

While preparing a report for our Annual General Meeting held in June 2017, tcablogmaster was intrigued by the statistics of our excavations at Millhams.  During the period June 2016 to June 2017 the number of test pits completed exceeded fifty – actually up to 52 at the time of the AGM.  At a conservative estimate that the dimensions of the each test pit are 1m x 1m x 1.5m, tcablogmaster reckons that’s in excess of 75 cubic metres of earth removed and then replaced.  With consolidated topsoil generally reckoned to weigh about 1.7 metric tonnes /cu. m. so that’s over 130 tonnes of soil which we have moved twice, out and back.

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