Monday, May 13, 2013
I harvested some of my beets and onions from my other garden. The beets were grown from seeds from Territorial Seed Co. They grew really well and they tasted great! They had a real mild flavor. We took the harvest along with some other vegetables that I bought from the market and we made a nice family and friend dinner. We made spaghetti sauce from scratch and a cheese, caramelized peanut, date, olive, raison, beet salad, garlic bread, enchiladas and green salad.
The dinner was amazing and we all stuffed our faces.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Living in the city sometimes you have to find things to keep you busy. I enjoy gardening and I enjoy eating vegetables. I had a garden in the village and loved it. When I moved my neighbor a fellow IT PCV had a couple cut bidongs and was going tomatoes.
|My under window garden|
|I drink a lot of Ovaltine|
|squash and cucumber|
|Front yard garden|
|Oregano and cilantro|
|Fly proof compost bidong|
|Sweet Togo Fabric|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I got a call from my brother a week ago that said he is getting married. So, myself and a friend headed to village Thursday night and attended the wedding festivities Friday late into the night and then headed back to the city on Saturday.
As usual it was pretty disorganized but a lot of fun! We ate really good the entire time and the weather right now is the best you can ask for here. It was a little chilling in the evening forcing me to throw on a long sleeve t-shirt.
|Sharing culture and clothes|
|Mother and Aunt woopin' it up|
|Brother, wife, some logger with a beard|
|New wife and family|
|The bride and sisters|
|Amadoo and Jess|
I recently was sent to another small West African country called Togo. It is between Benin and Ghana. I was there for six days and it was pretty sweet. The workshop I attended was really great and I learned a lot. I was lucky enough to stay right on the ocean. The View was amazing!!
|Sweet Picture in my Room|
|Hard at work|
The Togolese police had some of the sweetest trucks I have ever seen super reinforced.
|I am Food Secure!!|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
So we just finished up a week long technical training in Basse. This training was for the new volunteers that Just sworn in three months ago. We taught grafting, all aspects of tree growing and gardening, then their counterparts came and we taught them the same thing.
It was hot like 110+ hot. I forgot what hot is like and I understood how I lost so much weight, when it’s hot all you do is drink warm water and you don’t eat.
|Thats me in the middle|
|84lbs of onions|
|Getting the perfect shot|
The US Ambassador said “this is the best onion I have gotten all day”
|one I forgot from The Fatou Show|
I am back in the city now for a while. It’s nice to have a fan to sleep under throughout the night and actually enjoy the cool evening breeze.
I am headed to my village for a mini staycation tomorrow
Thursday, March 14, 2013
I just got back from two treks each being about 3-4 days. The first one was a food security trek to check up on projects. It went well on of the highlights of it was a monkey at another volunteers site. I fed it some jujube fruits and it took them all out of my hand and stuck them all in his mouth like a chipmunk. It was sad, cruel but still entertaining.
|Modu and I|