Posted by: cgross1 | August 31, 2011

Rainy Season and Field Work!

So rainy season has finally descended upon us – after much bated breath on behalf of the locals, who have been worried for their crops – but the fields have been planted, and the corn is now taller than me, and producing ears, which is awesome! Since the women are not producing shea butter now, I have been working in the fields with the families in my courtyard, who are cultivating crops around our houses. I’m not sure how much good I am actually doing – mostly just trying not to kill anything…but everything is so green now! I need to take some pictures of my village now, because it looks completely different than during winter!

In other news, a dog in my courtyard had puppies, and they are so tiny and cute! I need to whip out my camera when I get back to my site…but they are so adorable! There are three brown/white ones and one pure white one.

Other than that, still working with soap packaging – we are hoping to show off our new products at the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Fair here in Burkina at the end of September. It will be a perfect opportunity for some in-country marketing of our products!

I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying a new school year – it’ll be over again before we know it! I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of 2011!

Until next time,



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