Yep, folks. Another exciting entry about daily life here in the mountains. But the purpose of this blog series was to express the reality of life, not the glamour. And the reality is that we have to do chores.
We cook. We cook every stinkin’ thing from scratch. If you want bread, you get to bake some bread. If you want a hamburger and fries…well, I’ll spare you the process. And while these kinds of efforts look cool on Pinterest and Instagram (#homemade #diy #foodie #somuchtime) the reality of never having take-out or ready-made meals gets old.
We clean. This place is dirty. And dusty. And since there is often little-to-no water around here, that makes this chore extra special at times. I complained to a friend in the US that I often find myself dusting my sink, since there is not enough water going down it to keep it washed off naturally. She suggested that as a title to a book of stories from out here.
Let me sum up: we sweep and mop and water plants and weed the garden and feed the chickens and pick up other people’s trash that has blown into our yard. These types of activities are a reality in every culture and part of daily life in our remote village.