Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Recipients of the school supplies
At one of the airstrips we surveyed there was this old Ford tractor (along with a bunch of implements) off in the weeds. The government had flown it in some years ago by helicopter to build the airstrip, but it had broken down (they told me it was the clutch). Now the people are finishing the airstrip by hand. I'm sorry to say that I don't think that this tractor will ever run again without some serious parts. The engine oil and transmission fill plugs were both long gone and I think both systems are probably full of water. I have to admit though that I kept thinking about the identical tractor that I have in Ukarumpa, and how this one would sure be nice for parts!