13th April 2015:
We are putting-in some paths around the factory and at the house/hostel, so we needed quarry stones (so called) and river sand.
Alepher hired this lorry – diesel has to be paid for first!
This was the first trip, filled and emptied by hand, but more importantly these stones are quarried from limestone rock, by hand, by whole families about 25 km away.
They first split the rock, then break the stones, and then make progressively smaller ones.
The price is then by the heap.
The heap has a circular base and a conical shape. Not a lot of people know that!!