A new village, a new year, a new blog theme, a new energy!
What better way to start it off than photos?
all my stuff!
Host mom in the kitchen
We spend the hours right after waking and right before sleeping huddled around fires and coals warming our hands
Papayas and a Basin
Well digging =team building exercise?
My sacat fencing is so beautiful!
where we eat breakfast and all meals are cooked
Master Farmer, my loving counterpart Fatou Diop, and Serigne Kerin – left to right.
Newly installed irrigation system
My pile! (heavier than it looks)
My host sister Khady Fall, far right, with neighborhood kids outside my hut.
The system is to move in a line together down the field
so many thorns…
my favorite cold season afternoon activity
Little siblings rolling in the dirt
Jaxatu – Bitter Tomato!
My friend Soorda in the vegetable valley
the kids empty buckets from the field onto the main pile
Master Farmer Serigne Abdou Sarr watering our first demonstration bed together
My youngest sibling, 2 months.