Monday, 10 November 2014

The Mad Monkey water project at Soggibottom.

The Soggibottom bears are still around. One Panda, ready to make his way over our little bridge before Christmas.
Many thanks to everyone who viewed and donated to the The tuk tuk project.
The tuk tuk project was a couple of posts ago on Soggibottom, but if you missed it click on the link above it will give you all the information you need.
I have it in good authority the amount raised so far is over Fifty Thousand Dollars.
Enough to buy and help the up keep of a tuk tuk. At night time it can be converted to a mobile Taco canteen selling taco's to help sustain The Sala Monkey School in Cambodia.

It's great to know, not everyone puts their head in the sand like Freya Rose Blossom.

Freya digs holes along the beach as a duck takes to water.

Freya is an expert digger, woe behold anyone who travels along the same path on the beach as Freya in the dark.

Luckily the tide has come back in and filled all her beautifully dug holes up by then. Digging is most defiantly her specialty.

One of my friends reminded me Soggibottom and water go together well.
Winter has arrived here in Devon, at the moment it means rain and rising water levels. Our first flood warning of the year has already been given.
Winter for Soggibottom means never being complacent about the recent ditch water relief channel that was constructed last year to help the village where we live with flooding.

Once bitten, twice shy and all that.
Or in our case bitten as in quite a few times of having our home flooded. At least it gives a great perspective of how lucky we are living in this part of the world where "STUFF", really is just stuff and it gets fixed. It dries out and eventually we go back to normal.
We can still turn on the water tap and know if the ditch and river outside has gruesome water in it, at least our tap water is clean.

Way back in the Summer on one of our walks with Freya we noticed how stagnant the water was on our lake walk. It had been hot and no rain for weeks. The water was a beautiful shade of green, Pike were gasping for breath at the surface of the water. Although it was a hot day, it didn't look good to paddle in let alone want to drink. We wouldn't let Freya dip her paws into the green stinking water. It was so bad, we gave our lake walks a miss for ages.

There is another Mad Monkey project that's ongoing. Clean water.
So far 20 newly dug wells are already helping communities that have no access to clean water in Cambodia.
By clicking on the link below you can see for yourself. Clean water means health.

The Mad Monkey clean water project.
 It will make you think twice the next time you go to your own water source. 

Freya Rose Blossom can be found over at the CAT FLAP CAVALIER in puppy mode. 
She also has a new blanket, it's not just the new colour which seems to suit her. She's warm, cozy, her drinking bowl is full to the brim of crystal clear Adam's ale. CLEAN WATER.

:-) xxx


WoolenSails said...

We get the green water when the ponds are low and filled with algae, not something I would swim in;) I hope you don't get too much rain and that the ditch does it job.


Murphy said...

Did you need me and Stanley to stop by and do some digging?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Joanna said...

Your panda is a work of art. You are so talented; he's a beauty. Of course, not as cute as your furballs.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh what a beautiful Panda!! Did you make it?? So splendid!
Thank you for the updates about the
water projects! Everyone deserves clean water to drink!
What a beautiful post this is!

Unknown said...

Great panda there. We so could join you Freya in a spot of digging on the beach. Lucky you.
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Sue said...

We do take so much for granted.

Hope the water channel does the job and you don't get flooded.

Glad Freya is keeping warm.

Have a good day. Sue & Polly

Molly the Airedale said...

Love the panda! He's just beautiful!
Our paws are crossed that everything stays nice and dry for you and the rushing water stays exactly where it's supposed to!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... I sure hope you all manage to stay dry this winter and all that water stays where it belongs.
I love diggin' at the beach too. I dig for crabs. I get into trouble from Mum but I still dig.

The Gang at LLB said...

We hope the rain at least clears out your stagnant water (withOUT any flooding!!)!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Great to catch up with you and was glad to know that the river or the ditch you call is someways helping to control flooding.
Love your panda he is too cute

Chatty Crone said...

Well I have to say I am TOTALLY impressed with how much they made and what good it is going to do.

Wish I was rich and I would send some too.

Soggibottom said...

Wish I were rich too Chatty :-) x x x

Allie said...

Mr. Panda is AMAZING. I love his personality. I think it's wonderful how much money they've raised, that is so neat!!!

Haha, our Mollie [English Springer Spaniel] used to dig in our backyard. The electric company sent a guy out one night when our power went out and I lost count of how many holes he fell in. He asked me what in the world had we been doing!!!! Not in a happy voice, either.

How Sam Sees It said...

The panda looks so cuddly!

We hope the new channel holds well and you have no worries this year.

Monty and Harlow

Sharon said...

Glad the cottage didn't settle less with regard to flood control. It would be a danger for it to do so, not only in the face of rising water levels, but also the sedimentation and the nasty filth that particulates the floods, which can contaminate your drinking water. Thanks for sharing that!

Sharon Strock @ StormChamber

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Great to hear about all those water projects. It is an important theme indeed. I've heard the next world war will be about water, and it's not so hard to imagine when you see places like California this past summer. Sounds like you have the opposite problem.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Thanksgiving,,,, We are thankful to have you and your family in our lives.

Sketching with Dogs said...

What an adorable panda!
Happy Blogville Day to you all.
Dip Elliot and Lynne x

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Oh hoping those water levels behave themselves for you this winter!