As of April 2013
Jenifer Grant just returned from a visit to Deschapelles and has provided us with wonderful news that there is a beehive of activity at the library site: the wall is largely installed, the foundation of the library building is dug, rebar is getting laid and cement is getting poured. Check out some of these photos!
Men are shoveling sand, gravel and rocks into the cement mixer. The cement mixer is the only mechanical piece of machinery on site and is turned by hand. The house in the background is owned by our neighbor who is a teacher. He is quite excited about the prospect of the library right next to his house!
Water is in the blue containers which is brought by truck to the site. Cement is brought to the foundation area by wheelbarrow and 5 gallon buckets.
The library site with #8 rebars for the posts as specified by architect Hope Proctor. They were all bent by hand using a traditional jig.