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Week #03 – Boundary walls rising high, workers settled in

This week the property began to have vertical dimensions, as some of the walls were constructed to their full height. It might be hard to visualize in the following video, but the entire property will require at least four feet of fill (perhaps a combination of dirt and limestone). So while the walls currently look […]

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Week #02 – Some boundary wall foundations nearly completed

Even with some rain this week the crew accomplished a significant amount of work building foundations for the boundary walls. There’s a total of twelve workers that work seven days a week. I wish I could speak to them more directly, even for something trivial like discussing the weather, but alas there’s a major language […]

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Here’s mud in your eye (and everywhere else)

The crew has been busy digging, hauling rocks and building the boundary walls. The weather has been quite nice, that is until yesterday, when the sky opened up and buckets of rain fell. Of course the concrete will harden regardless of the rain. It’s more that the workers will have to work in fields of […]

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Week #01 – Digging ditches

We are off and running! A small team is on the job, digging out the path for the boundary walls. Some of the crew is involved in the Ramadan monthly fast in honor of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad:

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Building the Private Access Road

Even though the final ownership document was not even close to being done, we decided to go ahead with the road. Having to fight the brush and mosquitos each time we wanted to show people the property didn’t sound like fun. I could have purchased a machete or hired a local to clear a path. […]