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So Much Cute

It has been a long time since I’ve posted, and I apologize for the delay. Hopefully I’ll get back on track, updating you regularly on my adventures here. Over the last few months, I have done very little fish farming work. People have … Continue reading Continue reading

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Victoria Falls Adventure

When I first found out that I was coming to Zambia, I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I had to immediately look it up on a map to find out where on earth it was. Then, as anyone else my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Two Kitties to Kabwe

Some days I feel like my life has become one ridiculous situation after another: in 20 years I’ll be telling my kids ‘Stories from Africa,’ and they’ll be rolling their eyes and not believing a single word. Yesterday was a day like that. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

This last couple of weeks have been incredibly relaxed, with plenty of free time for me to fill. Since the rains have started all of the farmers, which is everyone in my village, have been busy plowing fields, planting maize, and hoeing weeds. … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Build a Garden (and entertain a village)

Putting in a garden can be a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Not only does it give you something to do with your copious spare time, it also provides you with fresh vegetables and your neighbors with hours of entertainment. Follow this step-by-step guide … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hitching

There are 3 main ways to get around Zambia if you cannot drive, and Peace Corps doesn’t even allow us to think about driving. First you can take a large, air-conditioned coach bus. This works well if you are trying to get from … Continue reading Continue reading

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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 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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