Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wednesday photo: Bomangoza! 

Spring sprung earlier at my permanent site in the bread basket of Swaziland than in my training village. I left peach blossoms to find peaches already growing and what’s even more exciting, the first mangoes are already growing!   My … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My bosisi

This last weekend I moved out of my training family’s home to prepare for Swearing In. I will write about my family soon, but as a preview, I wanted to share a photo with two of my older bosisi before … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Care packages, coffee, and cheese

Two packages arrived from home last week filled with kitchen gadgets and clothing that I hadn’t had room for and a few things I realized I could use and had not yet found here in Swaziland.  I may have been … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Permagardening

I have been so excited about gardening since I arrived in Swaziland. I asked for a garden at my permanent site, and boy, did Peace Corps deliver! I have about 30 fruit trees (mango, peach, banana, lemon, grape, papaya, and litchee), corn fields, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Eating sugarcane

  Sugarcane grows across Swaziland in large company fields and in home gardens. Some of it stays in Swaziland as processed sugar (only local brands available at the store!) and much is exported. But what most homegrowers use sugarcane for … Continue reading

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