My shared pets

Created: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

vogelNot only do I live behind a barn, my neighbours have various pets that sometimes show up at my house. But they have to share my garden with the wild animals.

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The milk-bike

Created: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

milchIt is part of the organizational culture at St. Martin that there is a tea break at 9h30 where the traditional Kanyan Chai is served, the milk for it is delivered by a motorcycle courier.

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Hard nut

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2022

macadaniaRecently there were Macadamia nuts for sale at the market. They are a bit expensive but local. Then the cracking started.

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Wrong direction

Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2022

strandEver lain on the beach, fresh coconut milk in your hand, the sun is setting - but the cardinal directions did not add up?

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The bull is delayed

Created: Thursday, 16 December 2021

fmh bullFor this year's fundraising activity (see newsletter no 6) we once again organised a raffle selling. The tickets were sold in the weeks before the fundraising day where we drew the winners. They were then invited to pick up their prizes a couple of days later.

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Living solidarity

Created: Saturday, 27 November 2021

Dier friends

My partner organizations, St. Martin CSA and L’Arche Kenya, both base their work on solidarity in society. This solidarity is to be awakened and increased, also because the governmental social security system is not as well developed as in Europe. Often people, who could profit from the existing governmental structures don't know about them. Here, the solidarity in society, the aid among neighbours, can step in and fill the gap.

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How do papayas grow?

Created: Thursday, 04 November 2021

KabarnetWe recently went on a road trip to the Rift Valley. The views are spectacular and there is plenty of culinary entertainment along the route: I learned what a papaya tree looks like.

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Newsletter No 5, June 2021

Created: Thursday, 10 June 2021

 

Listening to Nyahururu

Dear friends,

For once I am reporting in a slightly different way: by means of a sound recording. Below you can find the acoustic story of a typical Sunday here in Nyahururu. The recordings were all taken directly in front of my house over several Sundays and then put together. On the following pages, you will find a short description of the events as well as time codes for some sounds, which often stand for short stories within the recording. I recommend using good headphones or earphones, as the recordings were made with a special microphone that preserves the spatiality of the sounds.

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