Category Archives: Wednesday photo

Wednesday photo: Fall wild flowers 

All of a sudden last week I noticed these flowers were blooming alongside the main road.     Cool weather flowering plants are still so strange to me when I’m used to a thick layer of snow on the ground, especially … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Beans

My first rounds of beans started great, was annihilated by the cows, and managed to finish with some salvageable beans.  Here’s my harvest:   The spots where the cows were able to break in were repaired and then covered with … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Emachicks 

My hens had babies! Here’s Thandi and her five babies.     Sitfwatfwa’s eggs hatched and has six emachicks (siSwati for chicks). I haven’t seen them yet but make reported back that they are doing ok. 

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Wednesday photo: Chitenge in Zambia

I love shopping for fabric and dreaming about hand-made clothes.  A week in Zambia has given me the opportunity to continue shopping after my week in Mozambique.    

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Wednesday photo: Maize harvest

The maize has been harvested the last few weeks. I didn’t know how to visualize in  cobs the amount that was planted and growing.  Now I can.     This is only about half of our maize. Some has already been … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Maputo

I had only heard negative things about Maputo before traveling there. I experienced nothing negative and was so happy to be in a bustling place for a few days with endless blocks to walk.     Maputo is a fishing town … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Veggies and trash

As I have been double-digging beds in my garden here in Swaziland, I have encountered lots of trash. Trash in the garden, you say? Why, yes, because in rural Swaziland there is no trash pickup service, so people either burn … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Butternut harvest

I could not believe how many butternuts I harvested after their rocky start.    I was wishing I could preserve one of these for the Canfield Fair for my first-ever vegetable entry, but alas, I’m few thousand miles and seasons … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Snake in a bucket

Peace Corps Volunteers need to learn how to have no expectations. You never know what will happen, who you might meet, or what ideas you might have.  Having no expectations means that when you show up at the post office … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Wildflowes

I saw these beauties on Sunday and was very happy to walk past them again this morning.       Just before these flowers I walked past a few open fields, and with the mountains behind them, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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