We’ve been receiving a few pictures and notes from Dick and Dave in Madagascar. Here’s something Dave wrote last night:
“We had a really fun day out in the country with some of the ADRA field agents and some farmers. The oxen are pretty small and the garden plots really divided into tiny sections. It rained a little last night, but the ground was still really hard. The oxen were not trained very well, but pulled hard and we had some success. The farmers already understood why we were trying the ripper and they made a lot of adjustments to try out all the options…. including removing the front wheels while ripping, which actually worked pretty good. The second field we tried was a little softer and we got down to 25 cm.”
Here are a few images of the first field trials and of rural farmhouses.