“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vegetable Garden

We had already a kind of vegetable garden, but the dogs, usually at night when they are released, damaged the garden or even destroyed whole plants, and even they ate some vegetables like chili's.

So I decided to relocate this part of the garden to the backside, outside the fence near to the fish pond, where we run now the risk of people picking (stealing) our vegetables as they sometimes do already e.g. young bamboo shoots and telapia's from the fish pond.

We will see what happens.

Some more pictures you can find below.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela R.I.P.

"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world."

Since Nelson Mandela died last Thursday, 5th of December 2013, so many articles & comments are published and all government leaders over the world are praising this great man, I also want to spend a few words and memories.

But before doing so, I want to express my abhorrence of two messages I came across from countries where people are being tyrannized today similar as what happened during "apartheid" with the black people in South Africa during the last century.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pump Priming Problem Solved

Copy from the design book of my supplier
In my post "Deep well pump" which I wrote in December 2010, I described my project to install a water pump on our premises.

As the title indicates it would be a DEEP WELL pump. But, as I now understand it is not a deep well, but a shallow well pump, although the main pipe is quite long. Let me explain.

The first couple of weeks after installation in 2010 we had sometimes the problem that the pump could not prime very well, and we had to help the pump by filling the pump/pipe with water, just as you do with a hand pump if not used for some time. The plumber was here several times and eventually the problem was solved, mainly by putting "vulcaseal" on the fittings, to ensure the whole system was air-tight.


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