Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I woke up to a cold house this morning. The furnace isn’t working and my husband’s out of town. For the next two days I will have to heat exclusively with wood. Its sad how much we take for granted in our lives. I read an article yesterday about a gal who turned her whole village around by getting help putting in a foot powered water pump and growing vegetables. I have nothing to complain about. :)


  1. Just curious. What is that?

  2. This is a foot powered water pump for irrigating crops. It was invented by a guy in the States who spent time with native people in Africa (I think) He noticed that they had been given irrigation equipment but the equipment no longer worked and they couldn't fix it. This was simple in design and easily repaired. It made more sense for the people using it.