Monday, December 24, 2012

Gearing up for Christmas in Kenya

Christmas preparation in Kenya in someways is similar to home. Lots of traffic and lots of people milling about with up to 30 people in line at the cash in the last store I was at.  I felt a little guilty when I, the only mzungu, was pulled out of the line up and escorted to the cash ahead of the rest. I'm not quite sure why but I think I could get use to that kind of treatment.

                                                Shopping congestion in Bungoma

Below is the kitchen facilities here at Mary's compound where we are staying. All meals are cooked on an open fire or charcoal cooker.  Don't feel sorry for us, the food that our cook Redempta cooks for us is very tasty. 


This morning one of the widows that the Eerkes' from Edmonton helped build a house for this past summer came by to help out with the grocery needs by bringing a half sack of peas. Yesterday another woman brought a chicken.
This is the ground's watchdog; looking  pretty thin. I think he could use about four cans of Alpo for Christmas or one of the chickens that are running around the place...  or maybe she's saving herself for an intruder.
The county doesn't have to worry about hiring someone to cut the grass along the roads here in Kenya. The cows, goats and donkeys have got that covered. They usually have one of their legs tied by rope to the nearest post or tree so they don't dart out onto the road, .

Keep your eyes open when walking down the street...

Moving day for one of the locals. Instead of "two men and a truck" its two men, a cart and a donkey

Man powered lumber truck


      Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas as you get together with family and friends!

1 comment:

  1. We really enjoy reading your blog. We wish you a very blessed Christmas and God's richest blessings in 2013.
    With love, Al and Wilma