Another view, before and after.
We cleared many grasses, vines and small mahogany trees that are too close to each other and hence, have no chance of growing big. Organic matter as filling materials. Through time, natural soil erosion from higher ground will fill up and flatten, even exceed, this area. Then there will be a need to raise the terrace's height, or build a second, higher row of terrace.
Another view. Lower photo, from left: Marlon (extra worker for that day only), Nong Endring Paragas, and his son Danny.
And these photos below taken last weekend. From two layers raised to four layers of stones. Lots of organic matter, soil and small stones were added at the back of these bigger stones.
Stones re-arranged and a 4th layer of stones were added.
Thanks for viewing.
Stone Terraces, Part 7, March 30, 2014
Presentation at WASWAC Seminar at BSWM, DA, May 13, 2014
Stone Terraces, Part 8, June 03, 2014
Terraces, Part 9, July 07, 2014
Terraces, Part 10, August 30, 2014
Terraces, Part 11, October 22, 2014