Tichafa has hired a plough and oxen to rip 2 hectares of land and plant it, so to make it ready for the rainy season which ought to have started by now. Lets hope that the rains will start soon!
Last week a baby boy-goat was born, mother Sophie and son Ben are in good health!
Tichafa is back from his Christmas break, and Rik Roozendaal from The Netherlands has joined him as wwoofer.
Beehives have been installed, fields have been cleaned and Rik for now is busy building a new dry compost toilet system for RK.
Sophie, our goat, is due to deliver anytime now
We have installed the 1.000 l. Simtank on the pedestal, and in front we are digging a well to supply the water. After that we attached the drip lines:
Filled the tank:
And up it goes!
The 200+ Pawpaws that we planted on RK at the beginning of this year are growing very fast. They are now approx. 1.80 meters high and the fruit will be ripe by march next year.
Here is some fruit shown:
So the WWOOFers arriving at that time will be lucky!
Tichafa and Emma have made 5 beehives that will be hung in the trees with steel wire surrounding the old well southwest of our basecamp
The small sticks on top are all grooved below. These grooves will be filled with beeswax. The wax attracts the bees and from these grooves down honeycombs will be formed
In 2008 the BBC made a documentary about the worlds oceans. One of the DVD’s was about the Indian Ocean and its Coastal Waters, and on this DVD was a section dedicated to Kisimani Mafia, the ancient town that once was on Ras Kisimani. In 1872 it was hit by a hurricane and partly dissapeared in the ocean.
This part shows and discribes underwater remains and findings right in front of our beach.
Some more screenshots taken from the DVD are in this presentation:
RK – BBC Oceans DVD presentation
A Bush Baby! Nice that we have these lovely creatures on RK. This picture was taken by our WWOOFer Tyler Jones, of a monkey hanging in our Papayas.
Here Tichafa and Aurelié are making the basement for the “Simtank” of 1.000 liters. From here the drip irrigation system will be installed to water 10 raised beds of 10 meters long. Great!