I had never built a brick wall before so was unsure how far down the foundations needed to go. Was it as deep as the wall was to be tall? Or was I confusing that with a tree and its roots?
I paused, momentarily muddled, before resuming digging. Better to have more foundations than not enough.
When the trench was two foot deep, the spade struck something with a sickening sound. White bone gleamed from out of the soil. That’s when I realised I would have been happy with a fence.
This was originally posted on this site in January 2019. You can find it here.