As dry season goes on and on the water levels of rivers and lakes decrease gradually. This is a catastrophe for all farmers. The farmland, gardens and countryside turns brown and savanna gold.
But there is also one plus to this for our people in Chinkonono. It may sound aweful at first when I tell you now that due to the drought thousands of fish get stranded and die. But this is a blessing for our villagers and people in rural areas.
Those fish can easily be caught and collected. And that means an additional source of food.
Our Chinkonono people recieved a full truck load of fish today. Catfish. Wesley and young Rayton also went to catch fish themselves. Successfully.
Check that out:
This truck carried about 1000 fish to the surrounding villages. Of course the cold chain is impossible to keep up in rural Zambia.
So we had to be fast cleaning the many many fish and start to prepare them. To make them more durable to keep them for the months when food gets scarce we chose the method of smoking.
As you can see this is a loooot of work and all hands were needed.
Little Rayton is just in the process of learning how to hunt and fish. He was very successful as you can see. And proud. 😉
Of course after today’s hustle, of course, Wesley also got one of the catfish for dinner, roasted and yummy.
So kulya kabotu!