Our neighbor has a landscaping business and over the past couple of days he's been giving us advise and he let us hire a couple of his workers (hard workers!) to help with some of the labor in our yard remodel. Digging lots of trenches for drainage pipes, moving three yards of 3/4 inch road base rock from the driveway to the backyard, taking out flagstone pavers, removing some sand that was underneath those and spread out some of the road base. Digging, digging and more digging. Digging of roots, digging of dirt and digging of sand.
I kept them hydrated with ice water and Gatorade. Made a nice lunch for them and later on this afternoon, around 2 pm, I surprised them with some strawberry shortcake. That was fun!