Mike begins a new project. We are putting an above ground pool in. As you know, he is a big do-it-yourselfer. Yes this area is on the side of a hill as is all of our property.
He begins to mark off a level area.
Landscape timbers will mark the boundary and hold in the new dirt.
Because we live on red clay dirt, breaking up the soil is a hard task by hand. Mike tills and chops and labors for a few days on his own. By the time he gets an area broken up, the dirt turns to brick because of the hot sun. Then a very nice neighbor volunteers to bring some heavy equipment in to help.
Our neighbor can move a lot of dirt with one scoop of his bucket.Now it is my turn to pitch in and help. In the next few days, I will post the next phase of the process. By the end of next week, we might have our pool up!