After their great work on the dry stone wall that formed the terrace in front of the bedrooms, Rosando and Marcello moved to the other side of the Roundhouse, above the pool. Although we had stopped the wind blowing the dust into the pool from the prevailing northerly direction by building the pool wall, we still had the occasional storms from the south. So we set to work terracing the slope that ran down the side of the pool to contain the muddy water that ran down the slope during the rainy season. Grassing the area adjacent to the pool would prevent mud splashing into the water in heavy rainstorms.
Our workers leave for their 2 week break for Christmas. On their return in the new year they will finish up the walls and prepare the ground below the terrace for grass sowing to take advantage of the highest months of rainfall in January and February.
|Our team construct the steps in the wall.|
|The wall is backfilled with rubble and small stones.|
|Ed and Carmello help haul a huge stone into place on the back wall of the terrace.|
|A mixture of leverage and brute force is required.|