A few of us hiked out to visit our Fulani friends by the river, to set up our movie time. We discovered, upon arrival, that some of them have moved on to a new grazing place. We’ll postpone the Jesus film viewing until they all have moved, as they hope to stay for awhile right next to the CEFA property.
The reasons for the move are varied, the main ones being that the local farmers are irritated with wandering cattle in their fields (uh-oh, watch out CEFA!) and the rains are bringing on the mud and the flies. The specks on this mom’s and baby’s faces are flies, and there were some kids with crawling masses of them, and they weren’t even flinching! These friends share their whole, and I mean whole, compound with their cattle and horses and sheep, so there is manure everywhere! The only place that doesn’t have manure is in their makeshift huts. The guys herd the cattle and the little girls herd the sheep, taking them out in the morning so they can graze, and then bringing them in around 10-11 am when the sun gets hot.