Saturday, April 28, 2012

back to potatoes


When Jon and I first learned of where we would be living, the Peace Corps staff member simply stated “there are a lot of potatoes there”. Really, that’s not anything to be too excited about. However, it truly is the livelihood of the Tanzanians living around us. As each week rolls by, the potato fields are being completely filled with peasant workers pulling the potatoes from the ground. Our dirt road is lined with semi-trucks being packed full of potato sacks as shown above. Potato season has returned. The potatoes are being driven to all parts of Tanzania and even up to Kenya. Jon and I are excited to get some more potatoes from the farmers who are unable to get rid of them fast enough and just give them to us. It’s really unique to live in a place where the seasons punctuate the landscape.

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