False Start at the Beginning
Our plan was to wait until the middle of the winter, when the ground was frozen solid, to move the large boulders to build the retaining walls for the fountain. They were located in various places throughout the property and we wanted to make sure the ground was hard so it would not get damaged by the excavator.
There was a false start when the excavator operator started work when we had to go out of town. There was quite a bit of work that had to be re-done and potential damage to the property caused by this.
The excavator tracked across the "New Green" carrying boulders. Unbelievably it did not dent the green or harm the turf. We suffered a minor setback in plan when the incorrect design was fabricated part way to completion. This was later torn down and the boulders set out on the ground for future installation.