A digger was used to dig a trench in front of the building. Dave and James are in the trench framing up foundations and footings for the porch and arcade.
Concrete was poured into sono-tubes with re-bar sticking out.
Meanwhile, Ron and I are digging trenches for the services to be taken from the house to the studio.
When I say 'we' I mean Ron is doing the hard physical labour of swinging a pick to dig out rocks and shovelling metres of soil.
I am using hand tools to excavate around tree roots and existing irrigation pipes.
We are doing the unskilled manual labour.