Friday, February 27, 2009

Flag Day 2009

The traditional Flag Day ceremony was held today with a few parents and friends in attendance.
The flag bearer for this years ceremony is Jessica.
 
The short parade starts in the parking lot and continues up to the playing field.
 
 

 

 

 
Following the ceremony we were all treated to some folk loric dances presented by our dance class.
 

 

This group is taught by Fabiola Masaquisa, who is a member of Yawrikuna, a folkloric dance group in Salasaca. which has preformed in various events in Ecuador for the past five years.
 
After the festivities we all enjoyed one of the best lunches of the year....Barbecued chicken
 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Recycling Day.

Besides the weekly bringing in of the weeks recycleables, we took a walk to the cemetery which has been the scene of some activity lately to see what might be there for the picking.
 
The trip was successful as we returned a short while later with bags full.
 
Bringing up the rear was Brett, who is in charge of the recycling project.
 

Happy Valentines Day.

Legia, Will you be my Valentine?
 
Yes Mikie.

Our First Waterless Toilet Is Ready For Use.

 

 

Happy Birthday Alice From Katitawa

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

When I Walked Home This Afternoon....This is what I saw.

Chimborazo pooped its head out for the first time in weeks.
 
Ilinaza Sur was beautiful.

 

An ice cream truck comes out of nowhere.
 

A vaca and burro.
 
And, when I arrived home Tungurahua was in clear view from the roof.
 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Recycling Day

Today was a lot better than a couple of weeks ago. The message is sinking in.
 

Our latest piece of equipment is the stoneage can crusher. It beats going to the gym.
 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Josh's Last Day

Josh has been here for a couple of months now and it is sad to see him go.
 

On his last day at Katitawa, some of the kids brought out the stilts. Josh had to give it a go, and after a few tries he was walking tall.
 
Well....Not that tall.

 
Just before it's time to leave, he takes a last look at some of the kids at play. I have seen this look many times when it comes time to say goodbye.
 
Happy trails, Josh and find your way back here soon. We all miss you.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Patio Is Almost Finnished.

After many months, the patio should be finished next week. Rufino is putting the finishing touches on the bench tops and we should be getting a new load of gravel on Monday. We will see.
 
UPDATE No. One....The gravel arrived.
 

 
And, it looks like next week for the bench tops.

New Composting Bins For The New Composting Toilets.

After months of planning we are now ready to start constructing the composting bins for the composting toilets. We decided to put them in the same place where we had the composting pile, that if you remember was full of plastics.

We removed the last of the old compost and Polly, (from the UK), and Tifiney, (from the USA) took their turns in sifting through the good earth for the last remainging bits of plastic.
 

The foundation for the composting bins have been poured and in two days we will be ready to put up the structure.