We gave up for the day, Mike capped it so I could have house water & horse water and we re-planned.
The next day, Mike had to dig out all 3 directions of the pipelines to take pressure off the pipes and make them more flexible. The result was a big mound of dirt and a bigger hole.
It worked, however, and Mike got the pipe ends to line up.
Now Mike just has to come back and fill in the hole.
There is always something fun going on here.