Road building in a plantation

December 21, 2014

Road works in a plantation has not changed for over 2,000 years. It’s a process that cannot be rushed. Usually it begins just around the end of the rainy season when the ground is still moist and sticky. This is the best time as the earth is still malleable. Rocks of varying shapes and sizes are put into a guny sack and arranged in a loose lattice. When it rains. Soil flows in between the sacks and this binds the lattice like a mosaic and creates a solid foundation. This is the way country roads are built thru out Africa…..only I know how to do so. No one else around these parts know of this technology.

I will write later on how I do it…I need to shower, cook and eat now.

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