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Using Poop To Cook

Whoever would use such a title eh. Oh well it just fell into my lap mind.

I was just reading a science article about how a Kenyan teenager helped  his school but putting their waste to use in the kitchen.

I think it's fascinating and love that they are doing things like this to make their lives better. I've read so much on their lives there and it's behind the ages.

Have you ever seen or used a pit toilet?

Of course I let my 9 year old read it. He couldn't help his snickers and outright busting out of laughing. I don't mind. I want him to know what's going on in the world. I want him to not take life for granted.

It was also a chance to talk about my life as a little girl. My primary (one of) school used to have wooden toilets. I hated them. I've had history in them.

Ours looked like this:

There was a little housing of them for the students to use.

Maybe this will explain why I'm so scornful and tend to be a neat freak.

Even at my foster parents homes, we had them. At one foster parent house, we had none at all and simple went on a rock in the bush. Miraculous dog would clean up very well after we were finished.

Anyway, back to the story, I love that this youth, used his mind for good. I love hearing good news.

But can you think of all the jokes from this one?

Did you use pit toilets? Have you ever used one?

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I haven't used one of those toilets before. I knew about them though. I always wondered what it would be like for someone like my mom to go in a toilet that just had a hole in the ground. She had Polio a year before a vaccine came out. It would be so hard for her to squat.

    1. Thank you for sharing Alissa,
      I can imagine it must have been very difficult for your mom.
      Ahh life yes...

  2. Growing up in rural West Virginia in my early years this is the only kind of toilet we had. In fact, my in-laws still have an outhouse on their property and it's useable. But in the early 80s, they did put in a second bath, so the outhouse doesn't get visits anymore. The modern conveniences we have today, like indoor plumbing is all to easy to take for granted and for those who never experienced rural living before then this can be a real culture shock. We are blessed to live in a country where for the most part residences don't have to worry with outdoor bathroom facilities any longer.

    1. I agree Cathy, it can definitely be a culture shock to people who has never experienced this or even seen it.

      We do have to give thanks for all we have.

      Thanks for sharing.

  3. We just saw on the news about using poop and getting water from it and then using the left over poop for power... I dont get it...


    1. Of course you are welcome dahlin!

      And trust me, you gotta do what you gotta do to live right?


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