Changing Tires.

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I recall sitting in the Crystal Spring Shop snack room, drinking a cup of espresso and asking people like Mathew Bear for advice on going to Africa. He said "just make sure that the spare tire on your vehicle is good!" Even though that is true for anywhere in the world it is particularly true for Nigeria. The roads are very rough at times or just washed away. On top of all that people don't worry about dropping nails or pieces of steel anywhere on a road. T....

PG Construction

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, June 13th, 2008

PG Construction, as it is called, is a construction company owned and operated by Palmgrove. Fancy as that sound, it consists of two pieces of equipment, a loader and a grader, which of course is enough to be considered a construction company. These machines are rented out to people that bid on jobs. Typically the people that hire the machines are contractors looking for equipment that they don't already have. We would like t....

Pork or Beef?

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, June 8th, 2008

May 4th, , which was Sunday, we randomly BBQ/ed a pig. Actually management decided to get rid of all the pigs in the barn because they are costing us too much feed and they are not bringing any money back. As Palmgrove doesn't have a consistent income now, we really can't afford to feed them.


So, there we all were, sitting in church listening to Inno's sermon on Freedom. What is the definition of "freedom" as a Christian, he asked us? Does it mean doing what you want? One definition he gave us is t....

Wedding

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Hello Everyone!
Seems like we have been slacking with the blogs. Well, let’s try another one. This May has gone by both slowly and fast. On May 1st we got to witness a Traditional Nigerian Marriage! I don't want to write a blog on it because Lance wrote about that one. You can read up on it in the Archives, August 2006. I myself just finished reading it and I had to laugh as I read the comments, especially the ones I made and how some people thought me nuts, all because they misunderstood my meaning! At that point in tim....

OUR HOME: Home is where the heart is!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Hello to everyone! It seems many people wonder about our living conditions here in Palmgrove, so I think it's time to write about it.We get questions and comments about electricity, our house, our rooms, our water and cooking, so I'll try to answer some of your queries.
First and foremost, yes, we DO have running water and flushing toilets in our house- most of the time.The only time these will not work is when our water tower is empty.When we don't have electricity for too long a time, maybe a week, then we will need to start our big generato....