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Week 34 Cementing a New Hoophouse


This week I got enlisted to help bucket cement from the cement truck to all the footing holes for the new hoophouse at Wolf Ridge ELC(Environmental Learning Center). The truck was so late we were starting to wonder if it was coming at all. But it finally did arrive and we all hustled to work filling wheelbarrows then scooping it out of the wheelbarrows with buckets and in teams pouring/scooping with hands the cement into the fairly narrow holes. They were however deep so it took a lot of cement. Fortunately we had lots of hands so the work went fast. I like the photograph above because of the composition. How the truck frames the right side and the cement shoot creates a nice diagonal line that draws you through the image to the wheelbarrow being filled. I was also utilized to make a group photograph while we were waiting for the truck to arrive. As has often been to case recently I was working at the worst time of day with no shade where I needed it. I used my flash to fill the shadows and it worked out pretty nice. Then on the way home I saw this hawk sitting on my driveway. It flew away before I could photograph it well but I am glade I was fast enough to get this shot.





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