“Thanks for all who provided for the garden. Now we are getting some vegetables from the garden, but most it is yet on seedling. We are humbled to God for having vegetable that can sustain two to three days in a week. Thank you. God bless you all.”
As you recall, a couple of months ago or so, we were able to install the irrigation system for the orphanage garden in Kenya.
I perhaps could be a little more attentive to how it is operating. I have a few other things going on in my life and cannot just be out in the garden. Nevertheless, all in all I am pretty happy with how the hydroponic method functions.
It is a learning experiment and I am sure that it can be greatly improved, but I think that it might be a good method of growing food at the orphanage, since space is limited.
Below I have three videos of my garden in Wisconsin. The first is of the hydroponics, which is the primary part of the trial. The other two are just scenes from the other parts of the garden.
In this first video, I am growing kale. I cannot say that I am a great lover of kale, but I am growing it since that is the main leafy food that they grow at the orphanage. I have to also say however, that I did think that the way that the kale was prepared at the orphanage was quite tasty when I was there.
I am happy with some aspects of this experiment, but with others I can see room for improvement.
The accounting for the last bank transfer is below:
We thank God for the reduction of the school fees of Ksh. 37,400 total of all schools.
Rianyakwara Primary school fees Balance was Ksh. 88100 but reduce to Ksh. 80,000
Matagaro Secondary balance was Ksh. 92,200 reduced Ksh. 70,000
Kimai primary school fees Balance was Ksh. 57,1000 reduced to Ksh. 50,000.
We are trusting God for the provision God bless you all.
Below food expenditures.
The food budget was Ksh300, 000
Maize =548.5kilogram, one kg =Ksh.200 x558.5=109,700.
Cooking oil =60itres,one litre cost Ksh. 250x60litres=Ksh.15,000.
Sanitizer 29litres, one litre @ 150=4400
Beans=400kilogramm,one kgs cost Ksh. 250x400kgs=Ksh. 85,000.
Rice=479Kilogram,one kgs=Ksh. 167x479kgs=Ksh.80,000
Transport cost Ksh.5900
We thank God for the provision, now daily consumption of 63 children and workers .Now total money spent to buy food ÷day consumption (breakfast, lunch and supper)=number of day. Food will last for 11 days.
Finally all leadership thank you and all who are behind the Log Orphanage Kenya also children are happy and humbled for the provision receive their thanks giving. God bless you all. Really appreciate all your work and love God blesses you once again.
Thanks once again who have given their money and time for the work in Kenya. May God bless you all. Thanks
Yours Son Joel and Log Church/Orphanage Kenya