Welcome to the “In Search of Water” blog site! Here you will see the chronicled events of the project leading up to the team’s departure from the United States and then daily while the team is in Africa. Feel free to comment on the posts as it is a great encouragement to the team and a great way to share in the experience together.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shane chopping Sudan grass from Elisapa's field

Now on to the grass. It's like thick strong straw that grows 8' high and at this time of the year is now laying on the ground. You have to chop it off at the ground level and clear it off. In Shane's training, you bring the grass back on top of the completed field to keep the moisture in the soil. The locals just burn the fields and it's easy to see why but that dies up the soil and the crops dry out.

1 comment:

Cheri Guse said...

GO SHANE!! I still would like to know if they still had the old spot going?!?!?