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.

Our garden space

Our garden space

The Front Door, the happenin’ place, where children gather each day, wanting to play, work, or hang out.

Front Door

Front Door

 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.

House

House

 The bananas, or gorilla fingers as the boys call them.  Short and sweet.

Our Bananas

Our Bananas

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.

Verandah

Verandah

 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.

Pine trees in Uganda

Pine trees in Uganda

 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.

Beans and Rice

Beans and Rice

 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.

Family Time

Family Time

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.

Shopping on the Boda

Shopping on the Boda

 The boys and their mosquito netting.  Reading books and heading to bed.  A broken glow light for stars.

Boys room and stars

Boys room and stars

 

house at night

house at night

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.

unpacking

unpacking

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.

House back view

House back view

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