Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Stone Terraces, Part 8

I went to the farm last May 24, 2014. A new project -- blocking the lower portion of this bigger waterway that becomes a creek during the rainy season. Lots of eroded organic materials and rich topsoil pass here every year. This year, we intend to minimize this erosion. Below, front view.

Top view. How thick is it, well about more than two (2) feet at the base; medium size stones at the back, big stones, even small rocks, in the front. Then soil and small stones in the middle. At the top, about 1 1/2 feet.

Back/rear view. Danny standing at the front, height should be slightly higher than two feet.

On another side, a bit far from the treehouse, we added stones at this "blockade". Front view.

How high is it now, about 2 1/2 feet.

Back/rear view. This will soon be covered by soil and dried leaves brought down by flash flood.

We slowly demolished this old structure, from our old organic piggery project. Used the small stones to strengthen the above structure.

An old terrace. It's now flat, has trapped a considerable amount of topsoil and organic matter. Either we will raise it higher, or transfer the stones to the above blockade so that more and bigger area of topsoil entrapment can be established.

A terrace we expanded about a month ago.

See also:
Stone terraces, Part 4, April 10, 2011
Stone terraces, Part 5, May 02, 2013
Stone Terraces, Part 6, February 23, 2014
Stone Terraces, Part 7, March 30, 2014

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