Here are some pictures from our Nyagen toilet project for Michael. A nyagen is a hole in the ground covered with concrete for a squat-type toilet. He will also have a shower in the same dome. The shower water will drain out a pipe for gray water once dome is complete, rather than into the nyagen. The cost for the nyagen was about $100 for the concrete (25 bags) and $10 for the rebar, and about $10 for the 2X4's, which we can re-use .
We have numerous challenges from insect, rodent, and bird pests here at the Sanctuary. Because we are surrounded by wilderness where there are more animal life forms than the natural plant life can sustain, all the juicy, succulent things we are growing are highly attractive to the pests.
A couple of years ago, I took in two dogs abandoned by my neighbor and were starving. They are brother and sister and about 3 years old. It is getting difficult for me to maintain 3 dogs (I have one of my own).
We are asking for a good home or homes for these two dogs. They are both affectionate and adorable.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL EDWIN AT 520-508-4402 OR 520-445-3119 OR EMAIL EDWIN AT SEVENAHM@YAHOO.COM
Celebrate and welcome Michael Grainge, who has joined the Sanctuary. He is committed to permanent residency and brings a wealth of talents to us. He has a degree in Agriculture (plant pathology) and is excited about helping organize and plan our future.
I am nurturing strong intentions for significant progress this year. I am receiving some strong positive intentions from both Michael Grainge and Florbella Monteiro. Michael has committed to join the community in March or April.
Our goals for this year, subject to revision and refinement as people join and participate in the process: