Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back to the Mango this morning.

Waiting for Marina to get ready.  Grandma wants to bathe her and give her breakfast before we drive back to the big mango.  Marina gets to come back in a week or two, but it won't be until next month before I get back up here to the resort.

In the meantime, I've collected water samples for testing in Bangkok.  Have to figure out why my Tilapia fish and plants are dying from the water.  The perch seem to be doing OK, but they have a special ability to breathe with lung like organs if its an oxygen problem.  The comprehensive test in Bangkok will give us the answers I think we need.  I suspect that the recent rains has washed or leeched some of the residual fertilizers, salt,  and any pesticides into the pond since much of this dirt has not been dug up for decades or maybe centuries.  If that is the case, we need a good flushing of the pond water and we need a flood in order to get sufficient water height to fill and then flush the ponds.  

That hopefully will come in the next two months as we enter the meat of the rainy season.  September and October is usually when we get floods in this area.  The water comes up to the edge of the road of the resort, but since we are higher than the road, water flows pass us into the large lake but we become an island for the duration of the flood.

Anyway, more after I get back to the mango.  

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