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This is the area before I used the excavator.





This is me using the excavator.





This is the area after I have done more than three scoops.



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Note that I updated the requirements a little.   So for submissions after this, I think it will be a little easier to supply the pics, but the pics do need to have a picture of you driving.  

 
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I just remembered that I used a backhoe to dig footings for a cabin about a decade ago.  And I still have the pictures!!!  I had to dig about 15 holes, 4' deep for piers.  I hit many rocks but that just made it more fun.
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Here's the lot before I started digging. Note the stump on the left.
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First row of holes done, I'm probably standing near that stump.
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Thumbs on backhoes are helpful!
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Stupid rock. Of course it was on the last hole.
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Still not sure why I didn't dig a hole next to it for the boulder instead of pulling it out... Stump on the right.
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