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 usually last only a minute or two. I will start sharing them with you in this occasional series. 

Maybe this was payback for laughing yesterday when Make was angry that mama cow and baby cow were chilling in the cooking hut. It was funny, though. 

I needed a to refill my water containers to wash my dishes today, and I knew the water was trickling extemely slowly, but I decided to wait. I sat on the concrete ring surrounding the broken pump, reading a book and basking in the evening glow, as water slowly fell from the hose. 

After 40 minutes, I nearly had enough water to wash and rinse my dishes. But mama cow decided she wanted to visit. She is not afraid of me because I do not beat her, and she is not scary anyway. She decided my water looked mighty tasty and decided to go for a drink. I could not shoo her away and there went her head and tongue into my water. 

Make saw what was happening, and came over with a stick to get mama cow to leave me alone. Make would not let me keep my water though, instead pouring it into another bucket for the cows to drink from. 

This made me angrier than it should have. But such is life. All I have here is time, and now I get to refill my water while watching the sunset. At least it is a beautiful night. 


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1 Response to A moment in my life: Mama cow steals my water

  1. Susan Kemp says:

    What a great story from your daily life, Alison!

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