"...you will eat your food until you return to the ground." Genesis 2:19. Now, I had never really taken that seriously. Of course I knew that we have to work hard and I knew that food is grown and does not fall from the sky but it never really sank in. Now I'm a farmer's wife and it makes soooooooooooo much sense!
Over the weekend I went to the farm with my hubby and got down and dirty with some farm work.
Crop: Bananas (matooke - they are bananas that are not sweet. They are the staple food in my tribe (Baganda) and are prepared by steaming in banana leaves)
Problem: Infertile soil
Solution: Cow dung (yuck!!!)
Project: Pour about 100 sacks of cow dung in the trenches in between the bananas. Then we had to cover it with dry grass and banana leaves so that it seep into the soil and fertilise it.
This is a bit of the banana plantation
|Pouring the dung in the trench|
|The dung in the trench|
|We cover the dung with dry grass and banana leaves so that it can retain any moisture which will help it rot and seep into the soil.|
|Hubby giving instructions :)|
(Sorry I didn't have my camera so I couldn't take photos of the entire lay of the land) This is about a quarter of the land - I think :)
Many more nice things to come!!!!!