50. A New Plan – by Monty


Chicken interfering with Arky-Ollie-Just’s assessment

I think Arky-Ollie-Just is a mind reader. He turned up just when I needed him most and spent a few days going over new possibilities for my garden. I was all for continuing with my trench, but Arky-Ollie-Just had a fabulous idea.

He introduced me to the idea of mud heads and moss art. It is a fascinating area of horticulture which I had never heard of before, but one that I believe I will excel at. To start with I will have to build a head shape out of mud, and then plant moss and grass on it so that it looks like part of the garden. Brilliant! I can’t wait to get started.

Obviously I am still angry about having to abort my trench building project, but I am nothing if not adaptable. Being able to recognise and respond to a crisis is what got me to where I am today. Did Captain Kirk ever throw the towel in? I think not.


Mud head. Better than a trench.

Chicken has indicated that she wishes to be involved in the Mud Head Project, citing her good digging skills. We had an interesting and informative discussion about which of us was better at digging trenches, and in the end I think that she was able to see that I was superior. I was looking forward to the 29th of February, but had to spend the whole day trying to explain to her how it was that we had an extra day. I’m not convinced it was worth it.

I am now in the process of planning my Mud Head Project in my head. Arky-Ollie-Just has agreed to be my assistant, and I may employ Chicken on a casual basis once construction begins.


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