Just for fun – beautiful creation

 

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Celebration at the local Catholic Church

Wow!  The pomp and circumstance of the local Catholic Church’s service was something to experience!  We were invited to attend the blessing service, on Pentecost Sunday, of 3 newly appointed Abbes.  Complete with incense and bells, parading the cross up

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Stylin’ while keeping warm and dry!

If you want to keep your head dry and your ears warm, especially when riding on a motorcycle in the rain (I know, this should be time for a motorcycle helmet commercial “You know why they call it a brain

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End of Ramadan, time to celebrate with friends

The end of Ramadan feast day happened a day later than we planned, weirdly being celebrated in CAR on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cameroon.  We went and had a lovely time with 5 different households, wishing we could have squeezed

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Roy the orchid guy

Roy’s orchid hobby has given us such joy-filled wonder over the years.  Orchids from all over the world have been blooming on our porches and in our homes, just for the beauty of them.  Not for food or for development,

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Workers and music

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,…  except they’re not singing the seven dwarves’ song, they’re listening to some cuhrazy music on their phones.  Seems like music helps us get the job done, giving us energy and

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Termites

Our right hand guy, Antonio, had a time of it digging this termite mound out, surprised to find more than one queen each with her egg sack undulating with a bazillion babies.  Makes for a nice little snack for some

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Village visit

Roy was able to go with Nadege and Benoit to a nearby village to help the ag co-op there measure out placement for planting their coffee plants.  This particular co-op is doing very well and is a great example of

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Cinnamon

Last week CEFA harvested cinnamon for the first time.  You are supposed to be able to harvest after 2 year’s growth, but this first bunch has rather thin bark.  It definitely has a very strong cinnamon aroma though, and after

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The ag work just keeps on

Whether it’s grafting,

seeing new blossoms that mean fruit in the future (this is a very different cola nut tree),

planting a coconut tree with tithonia leaves all around it to deter termites’ destruction,

Roy and Alexandre, the farm manager,

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