my mom asked why there was a hole in my grip, (from carrying my shovel). gettin some nylon strap tmrw to make loops to hold a spade and a flat shovel in separate pouch-like ish on my backpack. this year is gonna be rad
Thanks. We mostly do it because we can. It seriously only rains during about one month (February) out of the year out here. This year we had more rain than normal and the pits were filled with water/mud during most of Jan and Feb. We could dig drainage... but I figure if it's wet enough to hold water, we should be digging anyway. Digging down makes it easier to get the flow right, easier to make step ups, and easier to make big jumps... it's waaaay easier to make a 10 foot tall landing that's 6 feet out of the ground and 4 feet down than it is to build it 10 feet above ground level. So, anyway, it's definitely not a method that could work everywhere, but it works for us!