Trees in Africa

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 8th, 2008

When we first arrived in this distant land across the sea, I was fascinated by the strange and beautiful trees.  Coming from Canada, I was used to our rather thin trees, trees that faced cold and impeding winters every year, and therefore it takes our oaks, poplars,  maples and coniferous trees a long time to grow.  Here it is entirely different - to quote Lance from his blog of April 2006, "We have to be careful not to drop any ripe bananas because as soon as they hit the ground, they start growing so fast that you will find yourself 10 ft ....


Written by: The Bridge on Monday, August 4th, 2008

There are many beautiful flowers growing here in and around Palmgrove.  I just want to give you a glimpse of  these beauties.  Of course I don't know any names, sorry.  Also, maybe Lance covered some of these in his former blogs; if so, well, you can look at them again.

Here is Emase with a water lily. 
Published in: The Bridge's Blog

Palmwine? Why not!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, July 26th, 2008

It seems you can get used to anything.  If your palmwine has a little worm floating in it, just flick it out, or strain it before drinking.  I have to admit, I haven't forgotten Talitha's dire warnings of "don't drink the palmwine", but now I say- you just got to know how to do these things!  Let me give you a brief but somewhat complicated description of Palm trees.  I say complicated because I'm not 100% sure I got all the facts straight and it sure took a lot of questions, imagination and time to figure out this much.  Getting facts aro....


Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

This blog is about motorbikes, since some people commented that they would like to see them. They don't exactly have souped up Harleys or Vulcans, but they have brand names like Qlink, CarGo and Demark. There are only about 4-5 different bikes, about 150cc. They look alike, have the same Jesus stickers plastered all over them and all smoke blue and are all capable of carrying around 6 people if necessary. Of course th....

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....