On Monday we went to buy some trees! Louisa brought some money with her. We wanted to buy our own flower plants as well. I bought one with a thorny stem and beautiful purple flowers. Mum and dad wanted to buy some trees to make a hedge and also trees to plant in one of the shambas. We went to three different places. Unfortunately, at the first place we got clamped for parking in the wrong place and had to pay a fine! Here is a picture of the boot of our car, it was a jungle! And this was only the first stop!
The next day we went to Kisesa to plant them. We helped Anna and her mum and dad. We planted eleven trees, in the rain! It poured down and we got quite chilly. First, we dug a hole. Then we mixed in compost/manure. After that, we poured in some water and mixed everything. "Changanya" is the word for mix in Swahili. Tree is "mti" in case you were wondering. Here is Louisa holding her little parachichi (avocado) tree. We planted trees for shade and fruit and firewood and some of the miracle moringa trees too!
|Here I am digging a hole!|
|Louisa did the same!|
For the first one everyone wanted to help. Many hands make light work. But did you hear about too many cooks spoiling the tree?
|Here is Anna, with her umbrella khanga!|
|Getting a bit wet!|
|Scooping out manure|
|Anna found it so funny to be planting poo!|
Cows do like to get in the way!