After my husband passed, I left my pond in Arizona to move to Maryland to marry one wonderful guy. \n\nWe have a great wooded / grass lot, but very sloped, hard to mow. A ton of shale just inches below what little dirt we have, which is also maryland clay. It is hard to even dig a hole for a plant. My honey watched and helped me dig holes to attempt to put in plants. He decided this ex workaholic / early retired new wife needed something to keep busy with and out of trouble. \n\nSo! For our first anniversary pressie he bought me a kubota. Needless to say I have been digging every since. \n\nThe utility trench was dug on 4/21, two months later slowly getting there. \n\nHere are some of the beginning shots. The yard before being attacked by the tractor, and of course the planning drawing. The dotted line is the utility trench.\n\nMore progress to come and of course photos.