First row is the hardest
The pick mattox is a brilliant tool and is absolutely needed if trying to shovel through georgia clay. Break it up with the pick, then use the shovel to transfer to the wheelbarrow. Also excellent for digging out tree roots and bushes and the flat blade absolutely cuts through roots.
Continuing work on the drainage ditch and retaining wall. A few tons of dirt, a few hundred pounds of gravel and sand, 2 thousand pounds of retaining wall stones, and 4 tons of egg rock.
Only need to dig another ten feet of trench, stack the stones, backfill, and move the last 2 tons of rock.