The last three weeks
Here is a picture update on a few things happening here. I do pictures better than words.
This is our space for planting. Its enough to keep us busy. Beans, bananas, corn, cucumbers and such.
The Front Door, the happenin’ place, where children gather each day, wanting to play, work, or hang out.
Storm clouds bringing the rain. Much different than the Alaskan drizzle we are used to. There are bananas, avocado, mango, guava, and some lemon close by. Just last night I went shopping down the lane for a fresh lime. This house and all the trees were built with much hard work from the Mitchell’s, thanks.
The bananas, or gorilla fingers as the boys call them. Short and sweet.
The view from the verandah. The boys have been busy slashing the grass in the yard. Its all done by hand around here. Blisters become calloused and work gets done, the boys are enjoying the work.
There are many pine trees in Uganda, forests of them actually. Most are planted and become harvestable in just 10 years. I noticed the other day when the wind was blowing they have a distinct sound, only pine trees make. Obviously I have known this but a familiar sound here in Uganda is welcomed.
The boys getting used to beans and rice for lunch, most days. If they are lucky they get chapattis to go with it. (thick flower tortilla)Their latest game at dinner is tying to lick their elbows. Not so easy. Now you can try.
Trigger hanging out with our dear friend. He is much loved here. He is doing great but I don’t think he likes the cement floors.
My current mode of transport, the boda-boda. Short for border to border. Back in Uganda’s war days this was the only way to make it across the country due to the bad roads. This was a quick trip to the local hardware shop to get some screen, and slashers.
The boys and their mosquito netting. Reading books and heading to bed. A broken glow light for stars.
The house is getting put together slowly. Each day things are finding a place to be. We are still a long way off on paying for the house. Only because another family has left were we able to move into a house. Our plan was to build our own, but we are grateful for this being available. Please be in prayer about helping us financially with the cost of the house. Partner with us.
The back side of the house with a little shade verandah. Our cistern is under it all, collecting water from the rain then pumped up to the tower.