I think I dug and hauled at least twelve cubic yards of dirt -- maybe more. The weather coooperated nicely. Shirt-sleeves temp, no rain. And I got 'er done. Hallelujah! Now, all I've got to do is get some block to line the walls and some mulch for a floor.
There it is: my beautiful hole in the ground.
I dumped the tailings on the roadway where I'm building the second retaining wall.
I never get tired of this view.