A working day in the hills

March 13, 2024

At around 8 o’clock this morning, a team of eight men and four women gathered on the southern slopes of the Grande Plaine model forest. After exchanging greetings, the team leader, an MPP technician, gives the instructions. While the women set off in search of stones, one of them begins to prepare a meal for the group. Meanwhile, the men dig and place stones among those already stacked the day before.

Lunch break arrives quickly. The workers gather to share a meal, chat and exchange ideas about the future of Baille Tourible. Around 1 pm, work resumes. The women join the men in carrying the stones, passing them one after the other. A new barrier begins to take shape. By 4 p.m., the sun is not so hot. The workers stop for the day. They will resume work tomorrow on another section of the barrier. The day ends in a warm and collaborative atmosphere, just as it began.

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