Archive for July, 2005

index, month 8

Posted by clare on July 22nd, 2005

Small animals that got stuck in the corner between my hut wall and bed: 2 Fields planted with seed I distributed: 10 Fields planted with seed I distributed that were planted with the recommended seeding disc, which determines plant spacing within rows: 8 Lowest observed temperature in my hut, in degrees Fahrenheit: 75 Total sprouts […]

hut improvement

Posted by clare on July 18th, 2005

In the past few weeks I finally got around to all that “make your hut your home” stuff they told us to do in our first three months at site. I had delayed mostly because I wasn’t sure that I would be in my hut this long; when I first arrived, in November, and construction […]

friendster is so two years ago

Posted by clare on July 13th, 2005

I’m a bit late on this one, but mad props to Seth for his site and its press!


Posted by clare on July 13th, 2005

The rainy season has transformed my village’s surroundings from tall, golden brown (i.e. dead) grass to a carpet of neon green sprouts. Farmers are in full swing—most of the millet and corn already planted, they’re now seeding peanuts and cotton. This is all accomplished despite cranky or sometimes nonexistent equipment. Children lead horses, donkeys, or […]

index, month 7

Posted by clare on July 5th, 2005

Garden plots dug in backyard: 2 Small animals killed by Steven: 2 Village toddlers with squeaking cartoon character shoes: 2 Sixteen-year-olds married off to other villages: 1 Brides offered to Steven: 1 Minimum number of farmers who planted their Peace-Corps-distributed seed two weeks before I found out they’d planted: 2 Depth in meters of my […]