The excavating was really taking shape now and to be honest looked downright daunting! Such a steep and high slope was being created at the front of the house site, which would mean very deep footings to be dug. Ray estimated that around 1,000 tonnes of dirt got shifted! During the course of the week, Ray battered down the steepness of the slope, but still allowing a good access road in front of the site for the builders, etc. Once the house is built, we will probably dig another dam and use the fill to make the slope more gentle.