I don’t know the name of this flower, but the meadow is full of them.
We are starting the second week of the Symposium and the weather has been perfect. Unseasonably warm and no rain has made for excellent working conditions. The first half of all the cement molds should be finished by the end of day. Five days of curing time will be filled with breaking iron, repairing furnaces, making equipment and the endless procurement of supplies and materials. At the end of 5 days the second half of the molds will be made and also cured for 5 days. We are on schedule so far !
Another five tons of sand was delivered this morning.
The 1000 lb. capacity Bull Ladle is unpacked and ready to be refitted. We will move the cupola tomorrow and start the job of relining it.
Stuart asked about the scale of this mold. Aaran was checking it out this morning before starting the last section of the first half so I took the opportunity to record the moment. Helps give an idea of the scale at which we are working. On a personal note, my back has been out of sorts since I left for Latvia and it has been particularly bad the last few days. Although this is very inconvenient and is hampering my ability to be fully engaged with all symposium activities it has forced me to do more photo documentation and to post on the blog frequently. I hope to keep this up as the symposium activity increases and my condition improves and allows me to be more active. Keep following!