We have been very fortunate indeed as these may produce some great archaeology as the research reveals that the sites have great potential.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to all the landowners involved from last year as they have been very accommodating and quite surprised at some of the history recovered from their land.
Fingers crossed that the new permissions are equally as good and I'm certain that we are going to be extremely busy recording for PAS between now and next April!
The latest permission took some sorting and the initial stages aren't over with yet! The agent for the landowners have just asked for my home address to send an "agreement" to me which all sounds very formal.
We didn't know it at the time but this land belongs to an Estate and we've no idea whatsoever how much land there is there!
It is going to be very interesting how we choose which sites to do over the others whilst in "stubble" as there will be a short window of opportunity before some of the land is re-ploughed.
One landowner I asked last year about surveying the "stubble" on one of his 60+ acre fields said "you're a bit late for that.... I've already ploughed, rolled and seeded that one"........ Dohhh!
Anyway..... the weather looks great for Adder hunting this Sunday :)
This may be the last chance I get to admire such a magnificent beast before next April.........
For those that are squeamish about snakes look away now lol!
Anyone who isn't fazed by images of the eighteen adders we came across please check this out...... Adder Heaven!