Our up-country kitten has a proprietorial view of many things, including the 3-legged stool I use when wandering about with a camera.
Members of the Cambodian team who have signed on to our House-building project...here they demonstrate their low-tech approach to mixing mortar for the brick walls.
There is a bit of an issue at the moment with Cambodian workers in Thailand...someone spread a [false] rumour that the Thailand Armed Forces are going to shoot all the Cambodian workers in Thailand who cannot produce work permits, and so about 100,000 Cambodians have fled across the border.
Our team say they have the necessary papers and, in any case, cannot afford to go home.
In The Village, night "fishing" for insects can yield a diverse catch.
Night Fishing involved placing a fluorescent tube in front of a sheet of roofing iron that is standing at about an 80degree angle over a bucket of water. Night-flying insects are attracted by the light, hit the sheet and drop into the water from which they cannot escape.
The Catch is sorted next morning, and finds its way into meals during the following day.
Picture are a few exotics, sorted from the main catch of small, black beetles.
When first lit, the charcoal burner gives off a few sparks.
Soon, though, it settles down and becomes a clean cooker for the meal.
The floor is made in two parts:
#1...pre-fab, reinforced, 6 cm thick concrete slabs are laid on the sub-floor struts, and tied down, then
#2...steel reinforcing is laid then covered with a 5cm skin that is carefully laid so it is perfectly flat.
Here you can see the first of 4 truck loads of slats already in place. It was fun to watch the delivery, especially as the truck got bogged on the building site...twice!
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