Monday, April 11, 2011
Pictures, Chyulu Hills, Kenya
The downstream side of a sand dam. The water at the dam filters through the sand, making it clean. It goes into the acquifers, feeding the hand pumps. The runof here is used to water the animals.
What is this I asked? Frog spit! I learn something every day! This is what little froggies do when they are about to get eaten--it is their defense mechanism.
This is a really nice clean water hand pump. When the pumps were located nearer the school buildings, they were in much better condition. They were able to keep the fences up, well sites clean, and the runoff went into their shamba (garden), eliminating mosquito-growing ponds.
These little monkeys were abundant at Man Eaters Lodge. The waiters would use their sling shots to keep them from stealing the food while we were eating. One fast little monkey got away with a piece of Sister Tuttle's roll. He was so quick it was funny and cute!
We don't see very many of these in Africa--a swing set!
We left some homemade baby blankets donated from friends in America to this lady in the clinic. A well was also donated there. She is also holding one of the plaques stating where the well was donated from and that it belonged now to the clinic.
This is the site monitor's wife and daughter. She woke her little girl up from her nap so she was quite groggy when we gave her a doll. After a while she was playing happily with her new 'baby.'
We came across this little outdoor classroom and wondered what they were up to. We realized that
the teacher had made mud clay and had the children fashion the alphabet--so clever! We saw the work of one child--his alphabet was perfect, except that it was an exact mirror image--dyslexic?
The beautiful Mzima Springs where the hippos hang out with a couple of crocks. We saw the hippos but not the crocodiles this time.