I have been busy lately, and I have been packing my camera around a little more. First my brother and I spend a morning pruning some of our families’ orange trees as some of the limbs were dead and not producing fruit. By pruning them next year the new growth will produce fruit.
We had an audience, and by their faces you might thing something bad was happening but it was fine.
Later the same day I was in my garden and one of the small kids ran back and yelled “Forday Forday Drumoo” which is a giant bush rat, so I followed them to the side yard where my brother had caught it.
|Lion Vs. Drumoo|
|The final hour|
|Skinning is a family activity|
|Yes, I brought a Hickory to Africa|
|Yayah and Edee|
There are a couple wild hives in the bush just outside my village and so my friend Yayah and my brother Edee decided to check them out. Edee found one of them so he wanted to go and get some honey. It is still soon after the rainy season and swarming period so the bees haven’t been real productive. I told him that there might not be much honey but we could go and see.
|Yayah and Edee in the Cashew tree|
|The large hive in the Rosewood|
Friday night after my beekeeping and a nice cold bucket bath I went into my family’s house. When I went in they were eating fresh bananas so I joined them and chatted and ate fresh bananas. My mother split a banana and gave a piece to one of my brothers but the piece she gave was the one that my youngest brother Salifuu wanted and so he through a small tantrum that he does sometimes. I had my camera showing my father the beekeeping pictures so I snapped a quick picture of him. When I showed everyone they all laughed except him.
|The Happy Camper|