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Floods October 2010

Finally we will be able to move back home this weekend and we will be operating the Elephantstay program from Monday 15 November. Elephantstay elephants have returned to the village as have the mothers and babies to the nursery. It has been a difficult time and we really appreciate all of you who have sent kind words of encouragement and generously donated.

Thank you in particular to Sarah, Belynda, Yvette and Sarah (UK) for spear heading fundraising efforts. We could not have done it ourselves and so we and the elephants are grateful for all you have done.

The farm where we grow food for the elephants also suffered severe flooding and it will take over a year to start producing food there again and so we are forced into buying food for the elephants everyday which comes to around 20,000 baht everyday. So all donations are going to help to buy food for the elephants.

Thank you again and we and our elephants hope to see you soon! 

FLOOD PHOTOS

18 October 2010

   

 

 

 

Boonlua was not impressed about leaving his home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We did not think the water was going to ger much higher ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 But it did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 October 2010

  

impossible to walk through now

  

have to go in by boat

   

would you believe the elephants used to sleep here

 

it is a river now, not a road

 

this will be the elephants sleeping place again when the water goes

 

the sala where so many of you have sat and watched the elephants and village life

 

the water is really deep

 the spirit house was built up high for a reason

 

the spirit house

 

elephant bones

 

Pi Oms old house will no longer be liveable it was a dump before anyway and now.......

 the nursery

  

Gik's house that is really going to be ugly to come back to

 

BoonLua's home

 

the Elephantstay team hut and bungalows, yes the water is that high!!!!

 

the bungalows were cleverly built up high

 

Elephant painting school

 

BoonLot insisted on following us

 

BoonLot and the big concrete fish tank dont know what will be left in there

 

the water got into the volunteer huts which is a bummer

 

Gik's pussy was being fed by people going in on a boat

 

The statues in front of the local primary school on the road just before the Royal Elephant Kraal is  also affected,

2 November 2010

The following photos were taken at the field down the road where most of the elephants have gone. There is water and the elephants are destroying as much vegetation as possible. The mahouts quarters are less than ideal.

 

loading up the car with food bought over the last couple of days

 

Mama Noodles for Porn at the Elephant Kraal, he is helping with the mothers and babies and Nampet and her boy

 

Sinuwan munching on a tree

 

although 2 storey the stairs are long gone

 

The house has no doors or windows

 

lucky we brought some food as this would not have been very filling, and yes it was food!

 

Plai Wang is staying right outside the house

 

Pi Peng having a midday snooze with his puppy

 

Pretty derelict

 

Pi Peng takes a snooze

 

View from the house

 

what a dump!

 

A kind person at the market donated some cucumbers so we gave them to Pup Pheung as she is not very well

 not the most picturesque place

 

Mai and Peer and Noppakhao and Pat on their way

 

Gik and Tar making food

 

Sai making some chilli

 

Tar making som tam

 

Home away from home

  

Leilai and her mahout having a snooze

 

there is little obstruction to the view from anywhere in the house, practical but not a pleasant place to stay

 

View from the window

 

Gatin going to the river, she is fat which is good

 

Gik making food

  

Keo eating standing up

 

The birds have come as well

 

elephants and cows

 

Enjoying the food Gik made and a beer

 

this place really is a dump!

 

Pisamy on her way to the river

 

she is fat!

 

really fat!!

 

dont have to worry about her

 

Rasamee looks good too

 

Noppakhao is in front of the quarry

 

Peer and Rasamee

 

Still enjoying a drink and food

 

It was actually tasty

 

well at least it is not raining

 

 

 

 

 







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