Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jimmy the Donkey

Practically all of the animals in Zambia are free-range, which seems to lead to an unending parade of strange, irritating, or comic encounters. I’m constantly chasing chickens, goats, and cows away from my dishes or laundry or simmering dinner. Most of the young … Continue reading Continue reading

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Chicken Run

I have had a busy, exciting week, and it is a relief to put up my feet and tell you about it. I helped two farmers to stake, or lay out, ponds, and two others to select sites for new ponds. In … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gettin’ Down to Business

I’ve been here for a month now, and several of my loyal readers have asked me how the tilapia aquaculture is going. That’s my job here, after all: to promote small-scale, sustainable fish farming in rural Zambia. Well, the answer is that I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gettin’ Down to Business

I’ve been here for a month now, and several people have asked me how the tilapia aquaculture is going. That’s my job here, after all: to promote small-scale, sustainable fish farming in rural Zambia. Well, the answer is that I haven’t really started … Continue reading Continue reading

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Warning: May Contain Watermelons

This week has been pretty momentous: I got 2 marriage proposals during a trip to town, I made a toddler scream with the horror of my pale visage, and I have been having fun with, you guessed it, watermelons. On Monday, I … Continue reading Continue reading

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