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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). 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!



Monday, 12 August 2013

Teasing Mr Crocodile, "You can't catch me!"

TODAY'S NEWS!

Our rabbit gave birth to 5 baby rabbits! I have been waiting for a long time for baby bunnies to arrive!

We found out that Elly (our guard) had been to feed the rabbits at 10 o clock last night and saw that the babies had been born. It' s good news they survived the night! If they are alive tomorrow there is a good chance they will survive, unless the dogs get them.😢




River Fishing!

When we were in Kimunde, we went fishing! We have to walk across the football pitch and down a path through thornbushes. Then you can see a line of green, where the river is. When you get to the green, it is amazing. Our friend, Mama Sungura has a huge garden there. Find out why we call her Mama Sungura by looking at the Swahili page to see what Sungura means! Her real name is Mama Kristina! In her garden, she grows lots things like eggplant, spinach, papaya, bananas, and tomatoes. We go through the garden to get to a good fishing point.


Can you see where the river is?
We fished the Tanzanian way. We asked Mum for her headscarf and used it to catch the fish. They also use khangas (the cloth that ladies wear as a skirt). We got in the river and held the corners of the khanga and gently pushed it into all the weeds on the side. Louisa thrashed the weeds with her stick. All the fish in that area (if there are any) then swim into the khanga. Then we quickly pulled up the khanga and let all the water drain out. Then we opened it up to see if there were any fish. Salma wore a khanga in a special position so that it makes a pouch that she could put all the fish in. We just went along the edges of the river where we caught small fish. The first day we went with Salma and Ellis. We caught sixteen small fish that time! We got two dagaa (that smelly small type of fish people sell in the market) and fourteen of another type. (I can’t remember the name!) The second time we went, we went with Salma again as well as Diana. We caught about fourteen little fish (about five dagaa) and one big one!! We also caught a snake which made us all have a little panic and splash back to shore in a hurry. But it was a little water snake and Salma said it wasn’t a bad one.

We caught some!



Dagaa and a little fish

A big one! 
We took our fish back to Salma’s house and got the three stone fire going (they don’t have a fuel-efficient stove yet). We washed the fish. Cleaning the insides of the big fish was a bit gross. We put some oil and salt in a pan and then added all the little fish and the big one. We soaked some rice while they were cooking. We found an onion and two tomatoes in Salma’s house and prepared a sauce on another fire. And then we cooked the rice. When it was all ready we took a plate of the food to Mum and Dad to try. Then we all ate the rest of it. It was so much fun.

Cooking the fish



We found out afterwards from Mama Violet that there are crocodiles in that river! But we didn't see them and we didn't tease them ... and I’m glad they didn’t have me for tea.


These boys were using poles!




                                                                     

2 comments:

  1. Catching fish in a head scarf! I am going to tell our grandsons about that! They think they need a lot of fancy gear to catch fish around here! What adventures you girls have!

    Luella Meighen

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  2. It is lots of fun! But maybe your grandsons catch bigger fish! Love from Amisadai

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