After a week and a few rain showers, I was hoping the ground would flatten out a bit. It is still quite a mess! I can see now that I have a lot of hand work ahead of me to get the ground level and the base stone laid and compacted before I can lay in the block and begin construction. I like building with wood, but the site preparation is horrible! Right now it's a slippery disaster and about 5 pounds of mud stick to each shoe. I'm thinking of hiring a neighborhood kid to help with the shoveling.