Life on the Mekong and Other Rivers

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Sunday, December 13, 2009 an elephant's eye

So when we moved in we had some corn growing in the back of our property near our staff quarters/storage rooms. The guards were tending to the corn (and tomatos) while no one was living in the house. Cut to December 13 and the guards' corn is tassling and stands about 12 feet tall.

Through the door in the background is our yard. And a large, flowering bougainvillea, of course.

And through the door...our four banana trees under the bougainvillea. And our generator. It puts in overtime, as Zambia has an electricity deficit and they practice load shedding pretty regularly.

Behind the generator is one of our mango trees, now hanging low with ripening fruit. We think they'll be ready by the end of the month.

So, not to beat a dead horse or anything, but we've got fruit and veg in our yard. So if you visit, you won't go hungry.

And Geoffrey will now officially be our first visitor, as he is finalizing his timing for a visit around the weekend of January 29.


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