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!  

Baby mangoes, with more mangoe trees in the background

My family explained they have a variety of mango trees, even though I thought all the trees looked the same. I’ll have to learn the differences. One variety is called fish, because of its shape. Another had a name that matched its smell. 

I was told that the fruit should be ready starting in December. My Swazi family doesn’t can or make pies, so I have lots to teach them! 


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