Round trips to Dakar: 2
American visitors to my village: 3
Chicks following one mother hen in my compound: 15
Weeks that Bandi was MIA from the village: 2
Kilos of cotton harvested by the village: 22,305
Price paid by SODEFITEX per kilo, before the cost of pesticides, fertilizers, etc, is subtracted, in CFA: 195
Trips to Dakar: Tiring. But I actually didn’t get stuck in the way-back every single time, which helps.
Visitors: Parents and Leslie. Leslie posted photos 🙂
Chicks: So cute. So many! Pictures up eventually.
Bandi: Back, a bit scruffier but very cute when he reappeared. He gets quite vocally expressive when he’s excited. I was prepared to never see him again and was trying not to be too sad about it.
Cotton: I took an absurd number of photos of piles of cotton being collected, weighed, and tossed in giant trailers. Again, pictures up eventually. I also want to find out how much of that $8,000+ actually makes it to the village after everything else is taken out.