Monday, October 29, 2012

Gardens, Chickens, Rabbits and Sweet People

Sister Bird with Sister Gracie Woodley. She is almost 100% self sufficient growing most of her own food. She also raises goats, rabbits, and chickens. The goats here smell just like the goats at home. :) Yep, really stinky!

 Gracie is holding a peanut plant she just pulled out of the garden. It takes about three days for them to dry before they are ready to eat.
 Danisha Shallow was really proud of her rabbits.
 Goldie and Danny Shallow with cute kids. The chickens are from the Food Initiative that Brother and Sister Henderson from Idaho Falls worked so hard in implement. This project blessed the lives of 25 families in the two branches. They are selling eggs and broiler chickens. They make a little money and also buy more chicken feed and baby chicks to keep the project going. This was a massive project to get approved, funded, organized and completed. It took over a half a year from start to getting the coops built and the chickens in them. The people love and really miss Clive and Arlene Henderson. They left a great legacy of love and caring here in St. Vincent.
 Sister Wiley and Sister Bird. This little doll is a gift for her granddaughter. It didn't take Sister Bird long to tap into the sewing and arts and crafts culture here in St. Vincent. She is already shopping for a sewing machine. We even bought "buttons for yoyo's" today. I am living with thread and cloth and fuzz all over everything here just like I did at home!

Branch Independence Day Celebration. St. Vincent received it's independence from Great Britian in 1979. The party started at 8 am and ended at 4:30 pm. This was a veeerrryyy looonnnggg paaarrrtttyyy! :)

Dominos is very, very popular here. They don't just lay the dominos down gently, they SLAM them down with gusto and a loud BANG! It is fun to watch. There were several games going on at different tables all around the deck. The food was good...rice cooked with beans and chicken (it is called pilow) and fresh green salad and fresh fruit drink.

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