Before and After
Excavation began in a big way today. Stumps were pulled and the machine dug a lot more clay-rich soil than we thought possible from this lime rock bed. We have some beautiful lime rock boulders to use in our gardens (!) and tonnes a crumbly clay-soil for landscaping, and for use in our plaster (only if we run out of the nicely screened stuff). The stumps have to be shipped out of here, and some rock has to be broken in places. We need to level some of the extra soil because we need an out-of-the-way place to store our strawbales when they're delivered later this week.
Thanks to the folks for helping us tonight again and for lending us their dig. camera for a couple of days.