The perils of doing the “ecological” thing

metalsmith, Uruguay

Here you see the local herrero, installing the metal gate posts he promised 3-4 months ago. He has a good sense of humor, and we have a running joke about his never getting anything done on time.

I stopped by his shop the other day and spoke with his wife. He wasn’t there. I mentioned there was no hurry, since since several months had passed, though the rotting wooden posts were getting worse.

The next day he showed up, and the day after that the job was done. I know who I’ll talk to the next time I need a response 😉

What you see in the foreground are the “ecologically” treated fence posts, that lasted (in sandy soil) perhaps three years.

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