...how much 24 cubic feet of turf-and-soil might weigh?
That being the approximate volume that I have dug and turned this evening. (What, did you doubt my geek credentials? Of course I counted, of course I measured: ten spadefuls per row of a hundred inches, thirty-six inches back, to a depth of little less than a foot. And I should probably be double-digging, but I'm not.)
Oddly, I had been thinking that I've never done this before and I don't really know what I'm doing - but actually I have. When we lived in a cottage on a farm outside Carlisle thirty years ago, I turned half the lawn into vegetable patch. And I must certainly have done the digging myself, but I have no memory of that at all.