It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last updated and as you can see it’s been a busy few weeks too. We have one of the fish ponds (left) stocked with Tilapia that we brought from Lake Turkana and the grow bed planted as well! The second system is plumbed and construction is completed. Next week we will begin the cycling of that system to prepare it for it’s little fish friends and plants. Indeed the shadehouse is getting a much more productive look and losing it’s free space!
With the project officially running it is gaining popularity with everyone around our compound here in Lodwar. Most of the workers are interested to watch the fish eat and to see the little carrot sprouts forcing their way through their rocky media. Not to mention the people who have helped plan, build, and stock the system are happy to see it all come together.
We have some tomato starters germinating, getting ready to be transplanted within the next few weeks. The rest of the grow bed has been planted with carrots and spinach, some of which is already reaching through the gravel! The AP (aquaponics) system has started off pretty smoothly thus far!
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Ps. 37:4) It has been amazing to see a dream (Although to some people it’s a weird dream!) come true right before my eyes. Though it’s challenges are just beginning I’m ready to face whatever comes our way. Not to mention I am already getting very excited for harvest!
God is moving here in Turkana and I have been blessed enough to be along for the ride! I just cannot wait to see where aquaponics fits into this movement, and I’m ready for anything. I just thank God that I am lucky enough to be here in this time doing what I’m doing. I am utterly blessed.
PS. I will be putting another post up sometime this week explaining my trip to collect the fish from Lake Turkana in detail!