I moved about one and a quarter cubic yards of hillside, which finished backfilling and leveling the terrace I will eventually build on; however, I still have about half the hillside yet to carve down, plus excavating the footers. With that in mind, I went in town and bought a bunch of block, along with the capstones I use for the foundation. And with that, I began the lower retaining wall. I will eventually have a sloping, terraced roadway leading from the drive up the holler, going past the front of the house.
I quit work about 4:30 p.m., and took a few pictures of the holler. It was a beautiful day; the air was fresh and moist with the feeling of rain coming on.
Late afternoon, first day of Fall.
Start of the lower retaining wall.