Saturday, 28 August 2010

Ouled Mgatel: And the title of my blog was prophetic

We were much closer to the well than we thought!

Let's see.

Our mudbrick house.

Notre maison en brique d'Ouled Mgatel

The driveway.


Our beautiful, but arid land.


And there it is,


our treasure,


our well!

Notre puits ! ! !

We've been told that there was a well on our land. But where exactly ? Nobody knew.. These last two years, it has rained a lot. And there was a place, below our house, where the soil was wet, despite the heat of the summer. The boys dug, and surprise!

Water on our land means a lot of things. No more tractor bringing a water tank every other week. A green garden all year round. Easier life for everybody - for us, and for the boys who take care of the house.


Andrew Jnr said...

Congratulations a great find. Will you be growing your own fruit and veg now?

Marie said...

Thank you ! Well, we'll definitely try. Even if it's not what we do best, he he !

Anonymous said...

congratulations Marie & looks wonderful...but a challenging way to live....Matewiki

majid chekroun said...

C'est vraiment dommage que ce n'est pas du petrol!!!

Sara said...

My name is Sara and I came across your blog from expat-blog. I am a fellow expat who also calls fes home :)
I have been searching for a teaching job here and have yet to find any succesfully, do you have any advice or recommendations? i would greatly appreciate you adive that you would have about getting a job here. My email is if you have a chance to get in contact.
Thanks in advance,

Larry said...

Congrats on the find for the well! It's wonderful to have your own water supply.