Category Archives: Wednesday photo

Wednesday photo: Beet harvest

As spring becomes more and more like summer, my garden is finally producing lots.     These were my pickings on Tuesday, plus two shopping bags full of lettuce leaves, and I successfully gave it all away (except the herbs, which … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sibhaca dance

On Monday I attended Swaziland’s trade fair so that I could purchase a new internet package. I have so much more data now!    While I was there, a sibhaca competition was in progress. This is the male version of … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: How to iron a lihiya

As my family was preparing for a wedding of a relative, my eldest bhuti showed me the traditional way to “iron” a lihiya. A lihiya is a piece of fabric worn like a wrap-around skirt in traditional dress.  It turns … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Viva vagina

“Viva vagina” was the pumped-up cheer our condom demonstrator gave in the middle of a female condom demonstration. The session was part of a day-long training about HIV and activities that can be used in our communities for G15 during … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Potjie

What is a potjie, you might be asking. Or maybe you want to know how to pronounce this strange combination of letters.  A potjie (pronounced poi-key), more or less, is a stew cooked on the fire in a cast iron … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Spring has sprung 

Not only is my garden revived by the ever-increasing moments of sunshine, but flowers are blooming on many of the trees.  The coral trees were my unexpected favorite when I saw them in bloom last year. Their striking, red flowers … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Spoiled baby chick

Remember that baby chick I had in my pocket a few weeks ago?  All of us watch out for her and she’s quite the spoiled chick. Phetsile has named her Luthando, isiZulu for love.  She really loves hanging out on … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Food in Durban

Nothing sounded that exciting about Durban except for the food. Durban has the largest population of Indians outside of India, which means there are plenty of traditional Indian restaurants along with South African versions of curry a la bunny chow. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Lost baby chick

A few days ago I heard a chick crying in the yard. I headed outside and found a fresh baby wandering the front yard. I assumed it belonged to the group of babies that just hatched and would eventually be … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Handmade photo booth props

I have spent the last week in Christmas party preparation mode.  Christmas in June, you ask? Apparently it’s a Peace Corps thing, and it makes some sense in Swaziland with June having colder weather than December.  I’m in charge of … Continue reading

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