|A bull was donated to the Village to ensure that each family received meat this Christmas. Each portion is for one family of 10-12 people.|
|Warren Brush (Permaculture Teacher) and Myself. He is quite an inspiring man!|
|On the left is Nicholas (Village Manager), center is Warren Brush, on the right is Joseph (Village Sustainability Manager)|
|Permaculture teachers and students|
|The funeral with the deceased grandmother's homes in the back left.|
|Some women carrying the casket.|
|Burying the grandmother behind her home.|
|All the staff of Nyumbani Village at the Christmas Party.|
|Staff and I after the Christmas Party.|
|I am showing the Kenyans how to dance. They are laughing with me, not at me.|
By the way, MERRY CHRISTMAS. A generous individual provided a donation that allowed for each child to receive a pair of new shoes this Christmas. Another donor provided another small gift for each child and a bull was donated to the Village to ensure that each home had beef this year (1 of 5 times that the families receive meet each year). This is all the children received for Christmas (much different than the multiple gifts we receive each year). Currently all the volunteers and visitors have left for the holidays, and I am now living in the Guest House by myself with 7 other empty rooms. Do not worry because I am leaving tomorrow on a 10 hour bus drive to the coast of Kenya for two weeks of enjoying the beach and amazing seafood. I can’t wait to show off my beach-body that I have be sculpting for the last ten years while drinking one too many beers, eating one to many fried meals, and participating in little to no exercise.
Lastly, the weather in the Village is getting hot during the day. We are definitely now in summer. Every day it gets into the 90's (although it is tolerable considering there is little to no humidity), but the evenings and morning are splendid. Once the sun starts to go down around 6pm, the temperature drops to the low 70's and stays that way all night. I don't miss the climate in the midwest!
Until Next Time…