Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Good Morning, Little Girl


Bunduq seems to be bestowing a greeting as we pass a village girl on her way to the water plant to fill a jerry can with purified water. Most of us out here depend on our wells, which are more reliable in delivering good water than the city taps are as long as they are deep enough, but the well water is very hard due to the calcium in the soil and often has a slightly sulphurish taste. So a number of the larger farms have built reverse osmosis water plants and made taps available to the farmers who collect the pure water for babies and drinking water.

12 comments:

Dina said...

Interesting how that works.

Sweet Bunduq, surely she can't carry a full jerry can?? Or ...?

Lisa Illichmann said...

Lovely little girl - and thanks for keeping your blog, it's great to read.

Alli's Notes/Photos said...

she is cute...how lives of the little ones differ!

brattcat said...

That little girl won't be able to carry that container when it's full. How will she get it home?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

You'd be surprised. These are not weak city kids...but very possibly someone will meet her to carry it back.

In Real Life said...

Such a sweet little girl, she's so young!

Beautiful horse too!

Thank you for sharing your blog and photos, it is a great opportunity to learn about other ways of life.

António Gallobar said...

Excelent de water it life, very good foto

Merri said...

very good. i remember watching a little boy sitting in one of those canals and dipping a bowl in the eater and drinking it.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

r l n ! said...

Do you do anything to filter out your drinking water? With all that calcium, are bones healthier as a result?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I had a bone density exam last spring, my orthopedic surgeon told me that I was off the chart. My bones were better than his by a long shot...other than the arthritis from wear and tear.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I had a bone density exam last spring, my orthopedic surgeon told me that I was off the chart. My bones were better than his by a long shot...other than the arthritis from wear and tear.

Boomka said...

Such an honest photo! I always feel so uncomfortable taking up close pictures of kids when I travel. I think it is a little tougher for men to do it because, well, I mean they pretty much take you to jail if you do! But there is just so much honesty in the faces of little kids looking into a camera. Like they haven't learned to turn something off yet. Fantastic.