Friday, 21 October 2011

July 2011 - First dig for the digester

Marking out the pit for the Bio-Digester
Trying to live a sustainable life comes with ups and downs, trials and tribulations. It comes with a host of decisions to be made about which practice would be a "green" one, and which solutions one should implement in order to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Since we have always had an interest in doing the "green" thing, it seemed logical to get a bio-digester for our own black water, and animal waste and other waste which would be good for this purpose.

Just checking the measurements..
Finding a location for the digester was quite a contentious issue, with many discussions, and pro's and con's etc, but we eventually settled on a central spot just beyond our Apricot trees. Jan diligently started marking out the size, and location of where the pit should go, and Rene, who is always short of pocket money, decided that he would do the ground break. So both set to work early in the morning, and the situation soon turned into a worker/foreman relationship...hahaha

Rene happy to work..
But nevertheless, the digging started, and Rene was very gung-ho to actually do a good bit of work. And he actually did a good initial trench which was about half a meter wide by half a meter deep... Good job!! He could not finish though, as Sunday rolled on, and it was back to hostel, and work of a different nature. :-) But he dig the initial dig, and created a good  start to the worker who came during the week to finish the hole.

Rene digging for China.. hehehe

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