Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Efficiency in watering, Boating, Cabin in progress

Today, Prasanna and Padmini, with lots of local help, set up an experiment for efficient watering for saplings at the lake.

Tubes (reused mineral water bottles actually) were put into the earth so that the water poured for the plant reaches the roots directly. After that, mulch (wood pieces) were placed around the stem to keep the water 'in' for longer periods of time. 

Just before this was started, we found someone 'boating', on a lorry tube, cheered by his friends. We thought he was after the birds but it seems he was fishing. He had caught one large tilapia. It seems that the water depth is 6-10 feet.

The foundation of the security cabin at the lake entrance was completed today. The cabin should be ready in a couple of weeks.

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