Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scattering Seeds

We hope to journey back to Injibara tomorrow. Most likely, your Monday night, prayers appreciated. :)

 

While in Injibara, our neighbor’s field is my daily entertainment. Early one, cold morning, I look out and Yeshua, with four of his kids, are running this pack of animals back and forth across the field. 

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Yeshua’s herd isn’t this big but he said the farmers lend out animals to each other so the process of breaking up clods of soil before planting is expedited.

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The kids helped keep the animals in a pack.

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After the kids and herd left, Yeshua’s planted teft, a staple crop in our area. Teft is a very tiny, gluten-free grain that is used to make injera (a stable food), This method would be called a “broadcasting". It is how most fields in our area are planted.

Unfortunately, the field flooded the next day, he doesn’t seem too worried though.

Now, we sit back and watch the teft grow.

2 comments:

Mike and Shari said...

What interesting farming practices you observe!

Anonymous said...

Teff not Teft.