Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunset near Panguma

In the tropics sunsets generally came quickly and seemed fleeting. On one of our weekends away from Kenema we visisted volunteers who lived in a remote village to our north near the village of Panguma. They were primary school teachers there. In this photo an upland farm is seen just after the brush has been burned (the use of the slash and burn technique for land preparation). This was hilly country. Among all the stumps rice seed would be broadcasted and scraped into the soil. The heavy rains that came to the area would allow for rice growing on the hillsides. Planting was done in March-April, with the rains arriving about this time. The rainy season went from April to October. Harvesting began in December.

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