In the Jungle…

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The contrast between the people living in the jungle and people living in the richer part of the cities is startling at times. After going through a rich part of the town and then going into the jungle to look at the mud huts, is like visiting another planet. I’ve had a few opportunities to visit people living in the mud huts but taking the camera along is not always easy. They don’t like it when you just take pictures and usually you’re expected to pay a....

Bees and Other Topics Of Interest!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, September 22nd, 2006

For those of you who might someday travel to countries where malaria is a problem, you could consider taking wormwood, with a few drops of oil of oregano. Back home, they give you so many options to choose from that it’s rather confusing, but that’s what someone recommend to me and that’s all I’ve been using. A few times when I didn’t have all that much energy, the doctor did a blood test and every time he said that the malaria count was low. So it seems to work, for me anyway. What might also help is eating the local food, they use l....

Keeping Busy!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

A few months ago, some of the guys started working on a sign for the community, to be put up at the junction. The old one had been torn down a few years before by vandals. I thought that they would never finish before we leave, but surprise, surprise a few weeks ago they finished it and put it up. They used roofing tiles as a roof, looks pretty good too might add! One of the gate watchmen is an artist, so he did the paint work, and the guys di....

The Mill

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, September 18th, 2006

This post was written by Talitha; just before she left, she told me to post it for her. Sorry for pushing it off so long, Talitha. I finally got all the pictures together for it. Lance

I think one thing that needs to be clarified is the mill. Almost everything happens at the mill and I’m sure we’ve mentioned it over and over again in the posts. What would come to the mind of a typical Hutterite, would be a mill to mix feed for livestock. Being a typical ....

Fixing Roofs!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Most of the buildings in Palmgrove are roofed with cement roofing tiles. We started making few batches for some badly needed repair. Most of the buildings already need a few new ones, because of cracks or holes. Just a few simple repairs that would go a long way in preventing a lot of damage to the structure underneath. Seems like this side of things has also been neglected in the last number of years.
Making the tiles is quite a simple process. They mix sand,....