Monthly Archives: December 2016

Home for the holidays and advice on the Peace Corps life

I have lived far from my parents for many years. I went to university three hours away from my hometown. I studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria, twice, which included a summer program and a full school-year. My first job after … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Baking lessons

My baking school started soon after I moved into my permanent site. My bosisi were excited to partake in making baked goods, and then word spread as I shared with my language tutor.  My tutor’s sister had wanted to bake … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Happiness

I stood outside in the rain last night, so happy that it was falling gently. It has gone such a long time without any good rain.  I have had a few excellent and happy but exceptionally busy days over the … Continue reading

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Permagarden planting tips

Last week I participated in a truly amazing permagarden session with Peace Corps’ permagarden trainer Peter Jensen. I started a permagarden on my homestead in November and as I build and incorporate more parts, I will write a post about … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Malandela’s

I live near Swaziland’s valley of heaven and it truly is beautiful. One of the beautiful places overlooking the valley is Malandela’s.  The complex includes a B&B, multiple-stage conference venue, restaurant, and shops selling locally-made products.     I have eaten … Continue reading

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A moment in my life: Mama cow steals my water

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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