The title of this post is how I know the saying, but the line actually goes, "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley" as Robert Burns wrote in 1785. In English that is interpreted as "The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew". The story goes that Robert Burns destroyed a mouse nest while plowing the fields and was moved to pen the poem "Tae a Moose, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough" or "To a Mouse" in English.
Either way, we had good intentions as we started the drain work on 7 mountain fairway, but it turned it out that it wouldn't be our day. Despite having dry weather for almost two weeks, the subsoil was too wet to trench the drain line as the trencher kept sliding down the hill. I decided to pull the plug until drier days, but that looks to be some time from now with rain in the forecast all next week. Looking into the bottom of the drain that we were able to accomplish, water is seeping in and doing exactly what we want it to do. We just need to do another 700 ft.