In the old days, we would have been out there with shovels and pickaxes, busting our asses digging through that rocky, rocky soil.  Thankfully, we were able to leverage some modern technology to assist us with the excavation.  All told the job was done in about two hours!

Because there is bedrock about 2′ down across our site, we couldn’t go very deep, but, we may be able to arrange a walk-out basement with this setup!