Sure beats using a shovel! Can't get over the size of these machines, and yet Wade, the operator can make that massive excavator line up to the centimetre and manoevre so delicately.
We were all surprised to see water appear mid back of the cut, we are on very sandy soil. Going by the topography uphill from us on our neighbours place, it looks like there may have been an old creek bed in the area many years ago. Very glad we found out now, we had heavy rain just before Wade started cutting into the hill, so we are probably seeing it at its worst. He will cut drainage channels on Monday and fill them with crushed limestone.
The view out the side shed window. Big boys toys!