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Having a small kubota 12hp excavator myself, I am happy to see swales made with this type of excavator. One question though, How to you keep your trench level while digging?? or do you have a laserguide?

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I did 3 scoops with an excavator while building a hugel. The first one had a stump in it which I thought was neat.

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Scoop 3
Scoop 3
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Scoop 2
Scoop 2
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Scoop 1
Scoop 1
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Hugel ready for some dirt scoops
Hugel ready for some dirt scoops
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I used  an excavator to build a hugelculture berm.
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Here is the spot before digging
Here is the spot before digging
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Third Scoop
Third Scoop
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Doing the 3 scoops with an Excavator, now where are the ice cream scoops, it was a hot one that day?

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Starting picture of the site
Starting picture of the site
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Dumping the first scoop
Dumping the first scoop
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Dumping the second scoop
Dumping the second scoop
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Dumping the third scoop
Dumping the third scoop
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Up at the Lab, we used the very fun excavator to prepare our Hugelkultur beds.

This was a very fun day.
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Scoop 1!
Scoop 1!
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Scoop 2!
Scoop 2!
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Scoop 3! (of about 6, we did lots of scooping)
Scoop 3! (of about 6, we did lots of scooping)
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Prior to the scooping
Prior to the scooping
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Me scooping with the excavator.
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This is a fun toy
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Here is my e scoop submission for consideration.  So I can document what I have learned during the preparation for submission I write a journal that I can add to as my knowledge and skills improve
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In these photos, I'm getting holes dug for large apple trees to go in.
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going in for scoop #1
going in for scoop #1
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ta da! scoop #1
ta da! scoop #1
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scoop dumped
scoop dumped
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scoop #2
scoop #2
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2nd scoop dumped
2nd scoop dumped
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scoop #3
scoop #3
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final scoop dumped!
final scoop dumped!
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Here is my submission for Three Scoops with an Excavator - PEP BB earthworks.sand.threescoops:

To get certified for this BB, I am posting the following pics.

  - My untouched soil and me in the excavator
  - Action pic of me dumping scoop #1
  - Action pic of me dumping scoop #2
  - Action pic of me dumping scoop #3

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my untouched soil
my untouched soil
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me in the excavator
me in the excavator
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Action pic of me dumping scoop #1
Action pic of me dumping scoop #1
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Action pic of me dumping scoop #2
Action pic of me dumping scoop #2
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Action pic of me dumping scoop #3. Taken from the cab to prove I am operating
Action pic of me dumping scoop #3. Taken from the cab to prove I am operating
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