Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Morning Work


We pass a donkey cart loaded with berseem, the clover that is used to feed the animals here all winter. The children have been out cutting it for the family this morning, a morning on which there is no school. Just beyond, women wait next to a water purification plant that one of the neighbouring farms installed. They run the plant for the benefit of their people and animals and also have installed taps on an outside wall so that the women of the area can come to get pure drinking water.

2 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

We take so much for granted here. Although I have, in my lifetime, drawn all the family's water from a well, I didn't have to worry about it being polluted. While I know there are some areas in the U.S. where the availability of drinking water is a major concern, by-and-large we have become very spoiled to the idea of just going to the tap for what we need. Thank you for the reminder to count my blessings.

Benjamin Madison said...

Beautiful photo that takes us right into the scene.