Ralf has been sifting straw. To finish rendering the light-earth walls, the very fine straw husks are chosen and added to a clay slurry to give a smooth and lightly textured finish.
Ralf pushes the straw through a large sieve to allow the finer particles to fall through.
The work is slow and it is important to wear a mask.
The end result is a fine mixture of small straw fragments perfect for the final render.
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