About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

A Disgusting Recipe: How to Make your own Pesticide

Do you know how to make your own natural pesticide? This week we made some homemade pesticide. It had weird ingredients and it looked horrible, as you can see! What is the most weird thing you have ever made? This mixture had baking powder, ripe and green chilis, garlic and onion, tomato leaves and a bar of soap and a pile of ash from the fire! We chopped it all up and mixed it with water! I think that breaks the limit of disgusting recipes!

Our keyhole garden and bag garden are doing really well! And we had fun at a tree seedling nursery this week and bought the little trees you can see in the photo. You can see pictures of that on our family blog. (we took trees to plant in Magozi on Wednesday).  

Cabbages planted out

Chard, eggplant and tomato growing in the keyhole garden
What is happening at the Monger home school?

In school we have been learning about the medieval period. We have had lots of fun learning about castles and William the Conqueror in 1066. We have also looked a little at King John and the Magna Carta. On Louisa 's birthday we had a fun day at school and had a day colouring castle figures and making castles for them to go in. We have looked at castle feasts and they did have disgusting food!
They ate pig heads, with the teeth and eyes left in. They ate peococks. They drank lots and lots of ale! They also had Pease pie (I don't know what that is yet).
Milking cows to make cheese!

Recently, we have been going to get milk every day. We get it from our neighbours next door and we love going there. The people are so nice and friendly. Louisa says she wants to be a cow when she is older!! What are you going to be when you are older? Or what is your job/work? We sometimes go at 6: 30am to watch milking time. But a couple of days ago we wanted to make cheese (I am really happy because now we are making cheddar cheese!). So we had to get 7 litres of milk! We took our usual 1 litre pot and also took a 6 litre bucket! But when we were there, we realized that our bucket had a hole. So we borrowed a bucket from them and later I returned it with Taifa (our day guard). Taifa went straight home and I didn't know he had left. So I was there feeding the cows, when the man said it was time to take the cows down the road to a grassy bit. I was herding the cows down the road and one of the cows headed into our gate when the dogs barked. He backed away, and hurried on with the others. I thought the dogs thought that the cow was a strange-looking dog that hadn't learned to bark, and could only moo! But right then Dad called me. He was looking for me, as it was breakfast time. And he was just in time to see me running down the road with the cows!

Making farmhouse cheddar cheese!


  1. William the Conqueror was a pest. Instead of fighting the Battle of Hastings, King Harold should have got up early and taken him some of your stuff for breakfast. That would have been one in the eye for William! Lol Papaxxx

  2. Nana & I bought a pig's head when we were students and had no money. It had a hairy nose and eyes & brains, but they weren't working. There was enough meat in all kinds of hidden places to make meals for a week.Food fit for a king - if a rather ancient one! Lol papaxxx