Thursday, December 12, 2013

More Mouths Means More Corn

The video below may not seem like a big deal, but in Amatongas it was a gift from God. Thanks to the Ruckstuhl Foundation in Baton Rouge we can now plant as much corn in one day as we previously planted in one week by hand. We'll need a lot more corn this year with 106 mouths to feed. Ground corn is the main staple in the diet here and is eaten twice a day, every day. This year we planted 400 kilos of corn. That's almost 900 lbs for those of us metrically challenged. Now as long as we get good rains we should harvest enough corn for the students to eat and for us to sell in the market.

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