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Last week I posted about my monthly shopping trip to El Doret. In between, I make use of various methods to buy fresh produce and other items which are cheaper than in the city. For many vegetables and fruit, once a week I visit the market in Kimwarer Centre. I have posted about this before but for those readers who haven't shared my fruit and veg shopping experience in the valley, click here if you wish.
A typical scene in the fruit and vegetable market I visit every week
Last week Naomi also shopped on the second day of the market for me when there was a lot more to choose from. Among other things, she brought me tomatoes, spring onions, avocado pears, potatoes and red onions.
Naomi also assists me by buying the sliced bread (which only comes in on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from the local shop, Tamils. This general dealer also stocks flour, sugar, ground nuts (peanuts) baking powder, margerine, cooking oil and eggs at lower prices than in town. Naomi brought me my monthly stock of dry goods (mentioned here), toilet soap, toothpaste and washing powder.
For our deli requirements I e-mail a list to Esther, who is the MD's secretary. She gives this to a driver going through Nakuru and I have my meat, cheese, butter and yoghurt delivered to the door when he returns to camp.
Donkeys are found all over Kenya. It's good to see them looking much fatter and better cared-for than their counterparts in other African countries. I love baby donkeys and never miss an opportunity to snap one. Don't you just love this little one?
Yesterday the school children in the valley planted 1000 indgenous trees
Ironically, while this important ceremony took place, the sound of chopping wood could be heard in the not-too-far-distance
Saturday was World Environment Day. Here's how we can all help conserve our world. Every little action against wastage helps.
Five commitments you can make to reduce your footprint:
1. Save electricity (turn off unnecessary lights, switch off unused appliances, use CFLs, and fit a geyser blanket).
2. Save water. Replace worn tap washers. Teach children to turn off taps after washing their hands.
3. Reduce waste (favour products with little or no packaging, re-use and recycle).
4. Buy smart (favour local, in-season produce. Only eat SASSI green-listed seafood and buy BWI wines).
5. Support WWF & other organisations that care for the planet.