To get water from the river to where it’s needed – to the livestock and crops – a lot of preparatory work needs to be done. Measuring the slope etc. is one of them. It will be next year before the installation of pumps is actually done. 2014 is the year of preparation and planning.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Colonel Phil Dacunto, West Point Professor of Environmental Engineering, is working with Ugandan engineer counterparts, and a group of West Point cadets. They are planning how to make the best use of the river water for our school farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the end of May our sow, known as Nan after a generous Worcestershire donor, gave birth. She has 11 healthy piglets, most of which are visible in the next picture.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project has funded a long-lasting, spacious and secure new room for storage of farm equipment etc. In time to come, it could also become the first room of another chicken house, but for now, it is in full use for keeping things safe and dry.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In March this much-needed water tank was installed next to the new accommodation built on the farm. It will mean less water having to be hauled up by hand in jerry cans from the river in the dry seasons.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These 1,000 new black and brown chicks are well used to their new surroundings, having been in the new house for a little time now. Here they are being fed here by the farmer Irumba Abel, who is a former Kasiisi scholar, and his colleague.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The new chicken house funded by the Stevenage Churches group, SCIMP, now has guttering and large new water tanks in time for the arrival of a new batch of chickens.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and veranda are built. Now all we need is shelving, cupboards, beds and tables. And volunteers of course. We hope to welcome our first ones of 2014 in a few months.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, with a generous top up from the Marr-Munning Trust, a new onsite 8-person house for volunteers and student interns is nearing completion. Here, one of our recent visitors, Stephen Barnard is being shown the well constructed veranda by the farm workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Professor Jane Maxim and husband Stephen Barnard, (and their colleague Professor Moira Yip), seen here before their January trip to Uganda, were very impressed with both the school and the farm. We are delighted that they decided to make a visit, in which Abel, Francis, Esther and Debi spared time to give them an enthusiastic and informative welcome.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our sows have all produced large litters recently, and once big enough, the piglets are sold on locally. These photos show the two piggeries now in action, the clean conditions and good husbandry practised by our farmer, Abel, and his workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Debi Hoege started as the new Field Director for the Kasiisi Project in February 2014. Debi is a graduate of Boston University and has worked in Fort Portal for the past 18 months as the project director of a safe water programme under the umbrella of Notre Dame University, Indiana. Debi joins Ugandan Director Elect Dr […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With a luxurious carpet of coffee husks and charcoal heaters to help our newcomers survive and thrive, the new chicks take up residence in our second chicken house, financed last year by SCIMP – the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Project. Within a few months they should join our current hens in laying up to £50 worth of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Part of the biodigester system constructed for the farm by cadets from West Point Military Academy in the summer of 2013. The gas produced will be used for cooking in the volunteer house kitchen, once it is complete.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As well as greens grown on the farm, our hens receive feed carefully mixed and measured by farmers Abel and Sedrak.Continue Reading... No Comments.