Sunday, 27 January 2013

Some of my favourite neighbours

How could I reminisce about life in Nadowli without mentioning the pigs. At this point in the year they are looking pretty healthy and stout. There has been a lot to forage on after the harvests and as the pigs roam freely now, they can help themselves to anything they fancy. The remains of maize and other crops litter the whole farming area and provide good feeds for these animals.

Any waste water offers them a mud bath and they wallow contentedly before wandering proudly displaying a crusty tide mark at various levels on their fat bodies. Although they seem contented and free to roam, there is always pork in the market. Slaughtering is done where they are caught and within earshot of their friends. I imagine that makes you rather nervous and inclined to hide a lot of the time!

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