Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fresh eggs? You bet!

Tuesday is market day in the valley. This Tuesday Sue and I had been to the market, bought our fruit and vegetables, passed the time of day with various stallholders and bought a homeless man a cup of tea and chapati (a flatbread pancake of Indian origin) and we were ready to go home. On the way back to camp, Sue asked Michael, the driver, to stop at Chebutie shop to buy eggs. I didn't need anything but of course, I wanted to greet the shopkeeper (who is Caro's aunt) and take photos!

Following Sue down the bank to Chebutie shop

How fresh are the eggs sold here, do you think?

Momma hen, small chicken and teenage chicken!

Protect me mum, from this creature pointing at me!

Outside a young herdsman passed the shop with a small herd of cows

And a lone goat...

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Note: Thank you to all of you who wished me a speedy recovery from my bout of malaria. On Saturday morning I awoke with sore joints and feeling very weak. Grant took me back to the clinic where Jo-Anne was dismayed that I wasn't feeling better. She did another malaria test and announced that the parasite was indeed leaving my body. This time I looked at the malarial parasite under the microscope. She explained what I need to look for (the procedure causes the colour purple to show up the parasite) and I could see that they were indeed minimal. This probably pschologically convinced me I was on the mind! Apart from a headache on Sunday night, on Monday morning I felt much better.


  1. I am so glad you are feeling better, Jo! I was worried about you.

    How great that you can by freshly laid eggs at the Chebutie shop! There's nothing like fresh eggs for breakfast.

  2. Wonderful news, Jo. You are bouncing back so quickly from your recent bout with illness. Thank God. xx

  3. Glad you are feeling better, Jo. Please take care of yourself.

    YES---those eggs must be VERY fresh. I buy mine at the grocery store here--and who knows how old they are.... ha

    Take care, Jo..

  4. Fresh eggs and you feeling fresher too is great news.

  5. Oh, I'm SO glad I didn't know you were ill. Malaria, My goodness, Jo. Would have scared me out of what few wits I have left.
    So glad you're getting better.
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. PS - I love the baby, teenager, and Momma Chicken.
    Luv, K

  7. Excellent news re your speedy recovery, Jo :)

    I have absolutely loved this delightful post! What a wonderful way to buy ones freshest of fresh eggs, too and it was so thoughtful of you to make that homeless man's morning :)
    These trips with you are all so charming and feel so real! Thank you, Jo!!! xoxo

  8. Glad that you are feeling better. You probably get much fresher food at your markets and shop than we do from the super market. Love seeing your way of life out there.

  9. Malaria! So glad you are on the mend.

  10. I like your egg store. Now that is truly organic!

    Glad you're on the mend.

  11. Oh Jo! I didn't get a chance to check in with you this last weekend!! Malaria? You poor Thing! Prayers coming your way...You Get Better! That's an Order Girlfriend!!

  12. Wonderful news about your recovery. That sounded scary. I am glad you are OK. Great post on the egg story and I even liked the chicken photos. Have a great day!

  13. I bet you don't have to buy expensive "bio" food ! and pay double price for a normal egg !

  14. I doubt eggs could be much fresher! Such beautiful photos!

  15. Hi Jo - ek was weke (eerder maande!) laas op blogs. So jammer om te 'hoor' jy was siek - Malaria laat 'n mens mos ellendig voel?! Pas jouself mooi op - hoop jy voel vinnig 100%!

    PS: ♥ jou foto's met die bewyse van organiese eiers!


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