Re: [PNLH] Saltmaking in Africa
Man, I was all excited by that subject and thought we might have a new program overseas.So disappointed. :-(
--- On Tue, 8/10/10, markbarb2@... <markbarb2@...> wrote:
From: markbarb2@... <markbarb2@...>
Subject: [PNLH] Saltmaking in Africa
To: "Sidney Stoffels" <sidstoffels@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 9:30 AM
Just getting back to email after being in Lewiston for the LCTHF meeting and at my sister's farm for the Pickathon music festival.
My daughter Emily sent me an email about her weekend and posted some pictures about salt making in Africa. Here's an excerpt:
elvyre (she's the lady i'm living with) took me to go see her mom's village...and WOW this place was beautiful. we took a boat to get across a swamp to get there, and then walked across this really green valley and ended up at her mom's village..... and ahhhh it was just so green and pretty and pastoral and calm and simple. it was a little crazy b/c it was like all the relatives from the city coming in with their obnoxious picnic and ipods and cell phones and complaining spoiled kids...but i was happy to just be walking around in nature! i'll attach some photos of that too and elvyre and her daughter (they are beautiful!). in the village, they make salt. the process is cool...basically it's a filter made of clay they find in the ground that takes salt out of the salty dirt they find at the bottom of the lake...salty water comes off of the filter and then that is then boiled down and dried). i got to walk back across the valley with a big bag of salt on my head and i felt pretty african, haha. actually, i was thinking about how pickathon was going on and how i wanted to go SO BADLY but then there i was walking across this valley in west africa with salt on my head and feeling pretty happy.
Here are some of her pictures, scroll down to see their saltmaking process.