Building the Compound Wall – a 2017 continuing project
The wall defines the property boundary; gives the children a defined place to play and perform their activities; keeps random animals and people from wandering through – including gawking tourists!
In spite of the lack of snowfall in the winter, they had extremely heavy rainfall in spring and summer – much heavier than normal – and it caused extensive damage to the wall. Heavy rainfall was once unknown in this high altitude desert.
Also, the new greenhouse and toilets were built outside the old wall so they need to extend the wall to enclose everything properly.