Monthly Archives: November 2011

Day 1 Kevin’s Visit – Yoga & Animal Orphanage

Kevin’s (our 20-year-old brother…okay, son) is visiting from Michigan.  We started off the morning with a yoga class, where he impressed the teacher so much with his flexibility that she suggested he go through a teacher training course and become … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia | 9 Comments

Experimental Permaculture Garden

Since we’ve moved here I’ve become very interested in sustainable, low-input / low-labor gardening.  Permaculture is just that — low effort, low-input, perennial/sustainable gardening.  Here is a brief description of a permaculture project in Malawi. Danny the gardener and I … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia, Permaculture | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Food prices

Often people will ask how expensive food is here.  It’s hard for me to say because I don’t know how much food is elsewhere!  So, I gathered some sample food items and their prices and have listed them here.  Please … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia | 13 Comments

Spitting Cobra nails Coco

Last night we had some people over for dinner and were enjoying mojitos and the sunset up on our observation deck.  Throughout it all Buddy kept barking at the grass behind us.  We kept yelling for him to be quiet … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia, Dogs | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ozzie – The Red Carpet Celebrity

My brother sent this update about Ozzie’s Halloween weekend… Saturday afternoon [October 29] we decided to visit the Dog Daze Halloween pet event at our local mall. Since it was a pet event we put Oz’s therapy vest on and … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Fromage Blanc

I’ve been wanting to make cheese for a long time, but haven’t been able to find any rennet.  Then this rennet-free cheese video landed in my inbox. It looked easy enough, even for a complete novice like me.  Chef John’s … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Needles and Crafts

Unlike the U.S., where curtains, drapes and blinds stay with a property, in Zambia you often have to buy or have made all of your window dressings yourself.  And, they’re not cheap.  Just one window dressing can cost between $60-100 … Continue reading

Posted in About Zambia | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments