I suppose this post should really be called how much turf would a kind husband dig. The answer - this much.
Here is the results of four hours digging on Sunday morning. After nearly a year of talking about it our cottage garden is finally underway. Now if it will just stop raining I can start preparing the soil for planting.
We both love those quaint little cottages with roses and wisteria draped over the front door. With some time and effort hopefully we will have a picturesque cottage all of our own. I'll keep you posted.