Not All Sunshine.

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Hello, blog readers!

Apparently, people at home or elsewhere are getting the impression, from our previous blogs, that we are having a holiday here! Over the phone, I've talked with people from back home and some told me that while reading about our adventures here in Palmgrove, Africa, they got the impression that we were having a good time here, that things were going well, and that we have nothing to complain about! Though this is not the case, I wasn't surprised to hear that. You see, when we sit down to write blogs for the public, we ar....

Making Bricks The Hard Way.

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, April 4th, 2008

When I think of getting some bricks for a garden, I think of getting a pallet from Barkman Concrete. Here in Palmgrove things are a lot different. Bricks are made entirely by hand. In the end, the finished product is of low quality and very inconsistent. But, with a rainy season that lasts eight months the people of Palmgrove rely on bricks to stop erosion. The termite ants are also a major reason for brick usage. Overall, the most notable thing about brick making is the amount of labor it takes.
To make bricks they need c....

African Bunnies.

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Hare-Raising Experiences!
March 8, 2008
It was bunnies on my mind, that bright and early morning when I got up to go to breakfast. The second bell rang and I went to the dining room to sit and wait for the people to come like we have to every morning. No rush in Africa. Children are always there first and they were singing morning songs with Eddy Vetter. I had almost finished my chunk of white bread and peanut butter, washed down with a good cup of sweet tea, by the time most people showed up.
After breakfast Inemesit and I went by motorbike....


Written by: The Bridge on Friday, March 21st, 2008

The Water House
Hi Everyone, It is nice to read all those comments on the blog. They make me think about home and the people at home. I have to admit that I have been so absorbed with Palmgrove and the people here, that I have had very little time to think about home. Home seems so far away and so long ago. It's just hard to imagine playing hockey while we are playing soccer in this heat.
Things are very different here, but just like at home there is always a list of things you have to get done.Ed Vetter has decided that getting the Water Hou....

It’s What We Do.

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

February 28, 2008
Greetings, fellow Hutterites and everyone else.
We have been in Palmgrove for almost 3 weeks now and are finally figuring things out, making daily routines and learning new things everyday.Pe ople still call me “Talitha” and call Brian “Lance,” and sometimes I am “Lance,” but hey, I don’t get their names straight all the time either. It is funny the way most of them say “Brian,” they pronounce it “Brrrrrrrrrrrn,” the sound little kids make when they play with their ‘trokeleh.’
I phoned with my mom ....