host family visit: a photo essay

the front entrance to mama and papa's house

the front entrance to mama and papa’s house

harvesting peas.

harvesting peas.

cassava : drying out in the sun. one of my favorite foods in rwanda.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

cassava : drying out in the sun. one of my favorite foods in rwanda.
see link below for more information about this root.

CASSAVA = YUM

THEY HAVE A BABY COW: AMASYHOGORE! (many female cows)

THEY HAVE A BABY COW: AMASYHOGORE! (many female cows)

yep. feeding the cows. i knew this would happen.

yep. feeding the cows. i knew this would happen.

probably one of the biggest cows. ever.

probably one of the biggest cows. ever.

papa leading the way on his home tour.

papa leading the way on his home tour.

they've been working on this for a couple of years now; slow by slow.

they’ve been working on this for a couple of years now; slow by slow.

papa told us to take a picture together.

papa told us to take a picture together.

the cutest. pacy and baby christmas (she always used to wear a santa shirt and so christina appropriately named her)

the cutest. pacy and baby christmas (she always used to wear a santa shirt and so christina appropriately named her)

It's a big house, y'all.

It’s a big house, y’all.

....Kamonyi had a tractor working on the roads?

….Kamonyi had a tractor working on the roads?

still one of my favorite views in rwanda.

still one of my favorite views in rwanda.

banana plantation.

banana plantation.

papa and his kids. grace, simon pierre, and dani.

papa and his kids. grace, simon pierre, and dani.

back together again.

back together again.

they are so adorable.

they are so adorable.

superstar, obviously.

superstar, obviously.

visiting papa's milk cooperative.

visiting papa’s milk cooperative.

he's the co-op president, no big deal. that means he leads a group of about 25 community members in pooling their earnings and products from milk. they have built a great little shop on the top of the hill in town and this is one of the machines they use to process the milk.

he’s the co-op president, no big deal. that means he leads a group of about 25 community members in pooling their earnings and products from milk. they have built a great little shop on the top of the hill in town and this is one of the machines they use to process the milk.

One comment

  1. Taylor Harveycutter · May 29, 2014

    Ahh Hida, this warmed my heart so much on a rainy morning. Please tell them that I love and miss them so much!

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