On the roof gluing the seam of the pond liners together with Ray, Michael, and John.
We were despairing from the idea of dragging up hundreds of buckets of soil up the ladder. Krista was persistent in calling for a pully system. Thank you, Krista! Below is a short clip of the soil going up without a ladder.
The next two clips are of Evan and Lindsy pulling the lifting rope. The amazing thing is the smile everyone had at the end of the pull when they realize that they just had fun where they were expecting suffering. This became the most coveted job.
This shows the soil in place, gravel for drainage, sod along the edge to hold back the soil, and straw to help stabilize.