We had talked for a while about adding electrical service to the parking lot side of our property, in order to provide lighting for the parking lot, and generally have service for special events, which we hope to host on the parking lot, like a Christmas market, or maybe an October Fest.
We had several options for getting service. Most of them would have required getting a pole to attach the wire to. They run somewhere around $1200 to $1500. That's a lot of dough for a piece of wood. Therefore we opted for the least expensive option, bury the wire in the ground, close to the existing power line pole.
So I spent today digging a trench, two feet deep (60cm), and 45 feet long (14m).
It all went smooth, until I hit some big rocks on the last six feet. Oh, well. They will most likely end up in our future stone wall around the beer garden.