Monday, October 27, 2014

Week Two

After a 14 hour bus ride, Elton & Luke arrived in Katima Mulilo.  They stayed in the village in the home of one of Elton's uncles.  Praise the Lord! All the luggage made it intact!
To begin the project, the land must be cleared. This is a BIG job! This is all done the old-fashioned way with axes, scythe, shovels, etc. 

 A trip into Katima to purchase supplies.
Breakfast was provided the first day on the job. One of my favorite homemade donuts called vetkoek.
If you ever wanted to try to make them, it is worth the effort: recipe
 Big boss on the job holding up the poles...
 Each hole is dug by hand.
 Also chopping down the trees is done by hand with a simple axe.
 Here is a pile of poles that have been collected and prepared by some of the men before Elton's arrival.
 The bark is burned off to make the poles last longer.  Here is a photo of the burning process.

 The initial fence in starting to take shape by the end of the second week.

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