Very early in the morning, the granny wakes up, and her grandkids carry hoes on their shoulder to dig. During this time that the granny sings to them as a way to motivate them and continue searching. Village families are typically cultivators; others are pastoralists. Some are extended families, while others are nuclear families. What a life in village families!
At noon, the granny is on the verge of finishing digging together with the grandkids, and she sends them first to prepare lunch, then she follows. On their way home, they carry firewood, beans, garden hoes, and any food, especially local cassava.
The granny starts sorting beans in what is termed as winnowing then kids peel local cassava. It is a division of labor among village families during lunch preparation.
After setting it on fire, kids run very fast with jerrycans at the local streams to fetch water, and the granny remains home, taking care of the food in the kitchen. Everyone is busy doing something.
It takes patience and discipline to wait. Instead, kids could look for local jack fruits, raw mangoes, and maize when food is not ready.
It’s a joy when the granny tells her grandkids to bring plates to serve them; despite the food being unfried, they enjoy it as if there will be no food tomorrow.
Humble and kind, jolly kids are found in ordinary village families, with no education but always smiling, so welcoming though very shy.
Old folks are very appreciative, honor visitors, and are kind and loving. This is what exactly JFM experienced during food delivery today.