Photos (April 2013 – September 2013)

Watch out, they spit...

Watch out, they spit…

Abuti Tebello poses next to the blossoms

Abuti Tebello poses next to the blossoms

Blankets drying among peach blossoms

Blankets drying among peach blossoms

Thabang's Birthday Movie Night!

Thabang’s Birthday Movie Night!

Home Sweet HomeHome Sweet Home

Annual grass burning season lights up the night horizon

Annual grass burning season lights up the night horizon

Annual grass burning season lights up the night horizon

Annual grass burning season lights up the night horizon

Smoke rises from the burning fields during grass burning season

Smoke rises from the burning fields during grass burning season

Ausi Palesa gets ready for school in the morning, collecting water at the pump for washing.

Ausi Palesa gets ready for school in the morning, collecting water at the pump for washing.

Sunrise and peach blossomsSunrise and peach blossoms

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

View of our family compound, approaching from the main road.  My house is the rondavel on the far left.

View of our family compound, approaching from the main road. My house is the rondavel on the far left.

Peach blossoms blooming!

Peach blossoms blooming!

Family's cooking rondavel

Family’s cooking rondavel

Orange season! Ausi Lieketseng enjoys

Ausi Rapelang poses in her school uniform.

Ausi Rapelang poses in her school uniform.

Peach blossoms!

Peach blossoms!

Calf takes a snooze in the cornfield.

Calf takes a snooze in the cornfield.

Calf takes a snooze in the cornfield.

Calf takes a snooze in the cornfield.

Momma cow grazes.

Momma cow grazes.

Snow day!Snow day!

New chicks!

New chicks!

BoNtate park in the middle of our village to announce a meeting by beeping the horn and yelling the chief's messages.

BoNtate park in the middle of our village to announce a meeting by beeping the horn and yelling the chief’s messages.

Hey, mister.

Hey, mister.

Cuddles

Cuddles

Ausi Lerato and her winter blanketAusi Lerato and her winter blanket

Playing in the dirt!  Ausi Lerato is "making papa"

Playing in the dirt! Ausi Lerato is “making papa”

Bo Ausi play in the front yard.

Bo Ausi play in the front yard.

The boys pose for "tough guy" pictures.

The boys pose for “tough guy” pictures.

Snowy morning movies, pancake and hot tea!

Snowy morning movies, pancake and hot tea!

Serious thoughts...Ausi Tsepang and me!

Skippin' rope!

Skippin’ rope!

Happy Weekend!  Skippin' rope with the girls.

Happy Weekend! Skippin’ rope with the girls.

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Ausi Malira does the laundry with baby Neo snoozing on her backAusi Malira does the laundry with baby Neo snoozing on her back

Baby Neo snoozes on his Momma's back.

Baby Neo snoozes on his Momma’s back.

Ausi Malira carries little Neo while he snoozes.

Ausi Malira carries little Neo while he snoozes.

Ausi Malira carries little Neo while he snoozes

Ausi Malira carries little Neo while he snoozes

Views from my front door.Views from my front door.

Go, Thoteng and Liteboho!  Primary Sports Day!Go, Thoteng and Liteboho! Primary Sports Day!

Netball!  Primary Sports Day

Netball! Primary Sports Day

Go, Thoteng and Palesa!

Go, Thoteng and Palesa!

Netball and Primary Sports Day.  Go, Thoteng!

Netball and Primary Sports Day. Go, Thoteng!

Netball at Primary Sports Day!

Netball at Primary Sports Day!

Heeeey, Rethabile!  Peggy's host bro supports Thoteng at the Primary Sports Day

Heeeey, Rethabile! Peggy’s host bro supports Thoteng at the Primary Sports Day

Smiles for Thoteng on Primary Sports Day!

Smiles for Thoteng on Primary Sports Day!

Go Palesa, and Thoteng!  Primary Sports Day

Go Palesa, and Thoteng! Primary Sports Day

Netball on Primary Sports Day.  Go, Thoteng!

Netball on Primary Sports Day. Go, Thoteng!

Netball! Primary Sports Day at Thoteng Primary School

Netball! Primary Sports Day at Thoteng Primary School

Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day!

Hiking through Tsoelike, Qachas Nek to find... camels!

Hiking through Tsoelike, Qachas Nek to find… camels!

Janelle with some of her kiddos!

Janelle with some of her kiddos!

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Sports Day!  Thoteng Secondary defeats Ramatseliso!

Sports Day! Thoteng Secondary defeats Ramatseliso!

Peggy helps cheer on Thoteng at Sports Day!

Peggy helps cheer on Thoteng at Sports Day!

Watching Rankakala boys kick some booty in volleyball at Secondary Sports Day!

Watching Rankakala boys kick some booty in volleyball at Secondary Sports Day!

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

Views from my front door.

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Qachas Nek girlies on our way to see camels!
Primary Sports Day!  Go, Liteboho and Thoteng!

Primary Sports Day! Go, Liteboho and Thoteng!

'M'e re-paints the inside of the cooking randavel using a mud and manure mixture.

‘M’e re-paints the inside of the cooking randavel using a mud and manure mixture.

'M'e re-paints the inside of the cooking randavel using a mud and manure mixture.

‘M’e re-paints the inside of the cooking randavel using a mud and manure mixture.

Hey, cuties!  Smiles from Thabang and Rapelang

Hey, cuties! Smiles from Thabang and Rapelang

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