Aaron Tusmith wrote:early august with lots more concrete beefing up the foundation, baseplate level and square (13x15 ft), lumber ordered and ready to start framing in 100 degree heat
Not that I disagree, but for anyone reading this, I try to use my 3 legged orchard ladder when I need to do something up high on uneven ground. They aren't just for picking fruit, but they *are* specifically for soft ground. There are reasons they're considered unsafe on something like a driveway. Depending on what you're trying to do, it may not get you close enough, but the flare at the bottom seems to make them less tippy.
One of the main difficulties in doing all this was having to plant the bottom of the ladders on such a slant, build on flat ground if you can, it's great!