Saturday, March 23, 2013

Off to the "mall".
 Fabric shop...again about 10'x10'

 Folks make their own coal and then sell it to those who need it.  Street vendor.  You see people hauling 5' length bags of this on their bikes to market.
 The pottery.  These are baked in a "kiln"....homemade kiln, of course.  Lady below is making a new pot.  They take the wet mud/clay, roll it out like a snake and wrap it around the bottom of the pot and then work their way up the pot.  Look carefully and you can see a roll of clay at the top of the pot she's working on. Then they wet a scraper and smooth out inside and outside.  Then paint them.

 Fresh pineapple baked into a pineapple upside down cake.  The best I've ever had.  Sis Woods who we are replacing did this.
 Most huts are in a very small type neighborhood.  You can see some huts in the backgroud.  The bldg in the foreground is their community latrine...a hole in the ground.  They not only do a good job of sweeping their ground/dirt but they make "slime" made out of cow dung, sand and water to sort of polish off the edges...the lighter portion to you on the left side of the latrine.  They take great pride in their grounds.  They don't use long handle brooms but bend over and sweep leaves, trash to leave a very clean ground.
 At the "mall".

 Ummm, good.  Fresh fish!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing in words and pictures. Looks like an exciting and rewarding adventure. I miss you both!! Love, Gayla