Drilling the footing holes

Amáda transfered the mason line points to the ground and marked them for drilling.

Together, we spent the next 4 hours working with this large 2-man power auger.

In the hard clay soil, the torque and weight of the machine were too much for us. We called in some friends for help relieve our backs.

Jonathan Ford and Bri Kershner, Brian and Cynthia Welchin, Jeff Hansen and Shelly Sadowski, and Brian Kisch all pitched in for another 3 hours to help us finish drilling the footing holes to their 48″ depth just as the sun set. We absolutely could not have done it without them.