Cultural Traditions

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, August 21st, 2006

While Eddy Vetter was here, we tried organizing some things differently, so that they run more smoothly. However, you can about imagine what it`s like trying to change people’s long established habits of doing things. For example, in the dining room, the children were making too much of a mess on the floor and table, a solution just had to be found. It was decided that each family would eat together at one table. They objected so strongly that a dif....

Farewell Eddy Vetter, Judy Basel and Talitha

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, August 21st, 2006

On August the 1st, Edward, Judith and Talitha left for home, after a four month stay in Palmgrove. The last Sunday, before they left, we had a farewell supper in the dining room, with many outside friends joining in. Supper started around 7, they served chicken peppy soup, a real good Nigerian dish. After that, the choir sang some songs, then

Gardening in West Africa

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 4th, 2006

With the help of some boys we made a small garden plot to experiment with growing the type of plants that we grow back home. Because of the heavy rains, they have two ways of making a plot of land ready for planting; they either make ridges or make beds. The ridges are used in bigger farms and the beds are made for smaller gardens. The beds are the better option, but they are a lot more work! I asked Kypo, the farm manag....

Working the Gardens!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 4th, 2006

When my mom and I tried cleaning up the 'Hof', we had to do everything with a wheelbarrow, so we only did it around the kitchen. On our trips to and from the garbage pit with the wheelbarrow, my mom and me kept passing a beautifully built perfectly round garden, right in front of the kitchen, completely clogged with weeds. In hopes that it would change, we commented a couple times to the mothers, that the gardens are very w....

Technical Difficulties

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

As you might have noticed, we are experiencing major technical difficulties here at the 'The Bridge'. Hopefully we'll soon be able to resolve the issues. Thank You for you patience, also for your interest and support of 'The Bridge'.....