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If you notice, the "proper" crescent moon on the outhouse has the outside of the moon to the left and the inside of the crescent to the right. This is the sign of the waning or third-quarter moon.
Years ago people believed that if you tried to fill a hole during the waning moon, the hole would never fill, just keep sinking in. With the moon on the outhouse in the waning phase, the hole would never fill up so you wouldn't have to dig another one.
My MIL (she is 92) believes this to be true and convinced me. I cut down some pines in her yard and dug out the stumps. The first trees I did during the waning moon and naturally there wasn't enough dirt to completely fill the holes with the stump out. The third and biggest I did during the first quarter moon. I had to dig down almost four feet around the tap root before I could cut it off (My BIL pulled the stump out with a boom truck). That holed filled to the top with the dirt I dug out and has never settled into a depression (this was 15 years ago). To this day the other two holes keep sinking in and needing fill dirt occasionally.
Six weeks ago we had a storm that toppled a 75' pine in my back yard. I pulled the stump and cut up the tree, and filled the hole without extra dirt the 2nd week in april. We've had several hard rains since but the fill is still level and solid.