The pieces of the reservoir for the Back 2 Eden farm waited just a little bit for the arrival of Sam & Anna’s stateside family friends, the Johnsons. They arrived on Monday at 5pm and Tuesday morning, regardless of jet lag, the whole family helped assemble the reservoir frame. We ladies were actually on our way to shop for the Masinenge soup kitchen, but were not pressed for time so we pitched in to help. Many hands make light work and about 600 nuts and bolts and not even an hour later, it was ready for the lining. We were working against time – a soon to arrive rainstorm, and the reservoir is now filling with rainwater! We are grateful when people care enough to join us in our work here in S. Africa. This reservoir is a godsend, as we have basically been without running water since November. We’ve had water from the municipality in our pipes maybe 15 days total – sporadically, never with an announcement. We always fill up our 7500-liter storage tanks and use water carefully. We have the connections to fill it from the dammed pond in the valley on the farm property and Sam is going to help set up a filter system so we can actually use the water in our homes. We so grateful for this simple solution, and grateful to all who have made it possible through the Back 2 Eden/Danforth Ag projects.