Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dirty Jobs

Have you ever seen Mike Rowe on the Discovery Channel trying his hand at all sorts of very yucky but totally necessary jobs? Well I thought of Mike a week ago Saturday, while I was shoveling chicken poo here on Bonaire. It turns out that well aged chicken poo doesn't smell bad at all, but it does make great fertilizer, something that the poor soil of Bonaire needs badly.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this epic event...too busy shoveling.

Believe it or not, the whole adventure was a fundraiser for the building fund of the International Bible Church. A relative of the pastor's wife runs the chicken farm and graciously supplied the chicken manure. Wai-man Chan somehow obtained 250 unused giant bags, and Johann agreed to sell the bags of poo-fertilizer at the Green Lable Nursery.

So all we had to do was shovel, bag and deliver. Hawking poo on the street corner would have been above and beyond the call of duty.

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