Archive for July, 2006

donkey of the month, july

Posted by clare on July 25th, 2006

Here’s Mr./Mrs. (I didn’t check) July: Yeah, so I’ve been in Tamba for a while on med hold (sinus infection and fever, on drugs and feeling better now), so there are a bunch of new photos up in Month 20.

index, month 20 + beginning of the end

Posted by clare on July 23rd, 2006

Weddings in the village: 2 American visitors to village: 2 Length of each side of the village garden fence, in meters: 15 Depth of water in the new well, in meters: 2.8 Minimum population of chameleons in my compound’s big neem tree: 4 Rats killed and eaten (in my backyard) by the family cat: 2 […]

little girls on village path

Posted by clare on July 22nd, 2006

boys as storm approaches

Posted by clare on July 16th, 2006

the days are just packed

Posted by clare on July 11th, 2006

Village entertainment these days, since it hasn’t rained in over two weeks and fields can’t be planted, is watching the three well workers finishing the second well. So far they’ve shoveled cement, made giant concrete tube pieces using huge metal molds, and then lowered those sections down into the well. That’s the part that always […]


Posted by clare on July 5th, 2006

Mid-afternoon in May is the hottest part of the hottest time of the year. In the village, where there are no electric fans and no ice water, we are simply waiting it out. The kids play Uno and everyone else sits around in the shade, talking and napping. I’m lying on a wooden bed under […]

index, month 19

Posted by clare on July 4th, 2006

New guards at the Tamba house: 3 Teenage girls from the village who were married last year who are pregnant this year, out of two: 2 Months that a deck of Uno cards lasts: 1 Months that the millet harvest lasts: 7 Nights of maffe a kilo of beans provides: 3 Nights there was hardly […]