Monthly Archives: June 2008

Jams, Breads, and other Goodies!

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, June 30th, 2008

This is my garden basking in the burning sun. I have to admit, it's not doing too well. I told you about the corn, how they stay so small and skinny, and I still maintain it's too hot for them. Jonathan, Keystone, I put these two pictures here for you to analyze. See how one plant stayed so tiny and the other is bigger, yet they were planted at the same time? The small one basically g....

Hard Times Hard Measures

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, June 27th, 2008

It is Africa after all, so what did I expect?Things tend to be a little difficult from time to time.In fact, what highlights the moment right now, is the fact that a lot of things are, or should I say, are not happening the way they were before.

It all seems to have started when we had a meeting with all the baptized members of Palmgrove community.The topic was the problem with the financial standing of the colony.Inno briefed the people on where we had debts and payments to be made.He then continued to explain the problems of incom....

Raising the Roof!!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I know, I know, it's June already, but this project took place in May. In reality it was a small project, but admittedly it took almost all of May to complete. You see, the water house has a big plastic tank standing outside, near the building. This tank is an extra, as in backup, in case water needs to be treated with chlorine or some other such purifying substance. Being exposed to the sizzling African sun, this tank was in danger of housing algae and other unwanted components so a roof was needed for some shade. And so the prolonged project ....

Changing Tires.

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I recall sitting in the Crystal Spring Shop snack room, drinking a cup of espresso and asking people like Mathew Bear for advice on going to Africa. He said "just make sure that the spare tire on your vehicle is good!" Even though that is true for anywhere in the world it is particularly true for Nigeria. The roads are very rough at times or just washed away. On top of all that people don't worry about dropping nails or pieces of steel anywhere on a road. T....

PG Construction

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, June 13th, 2008

PG Construction, as it is called, is a construction company owned and operated by Palmgrove. Fancy as that sound, it consists of two pieces of equipment, a loader and a grader, which of course is enough to be considered a construction company. These machines are rented out to people that bid on jobs. Typically the people that hire the machines are contractors looking for equipment that they don't already have. We would like t....