|Rice cutting machine of my brother in law|
As the previous owner had planted some rice - to be honest it was more grass than rice - it had to be removed or harvested - destroying food is a sin in the Philippines - as far as possible with a motorized rice-cutter and by hand of course.
Because the soil is a kind of clay and 50 cm below road level, new soil - a mix of river sand and gravel - had to be spread over the soil from the road and upto the delivery area, near to where we need the materials.
The whole process is called "back-filling" as the trucks had to drive backwards from the road to the spot where to drop their load. An excavator was hired as well to spread everything and hence the materials could be dropped.
|Trucks waiting in line for delivery|
|First delivery, watch the electric lines!!|
|Spreading the mixed gravel|
|After 38 truck-loads, it looks like a first beach head was made|
|Sand and gravel delivered for making the fence|