|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2021
BABIES? NOT ANY MORE!
I was shocked as I exited my King Cab pick-up to see 3 of our “now walking babies” come RUNNING to the fence to greet me. Little Fatima’s Foster Mother, Cecelia, was nearby so I asked her, “Did I just see Fatima RUN to the fence?” Cecelia shook her head yes, saying “It is her favorite speed now!”
L to R. Adelaide, Julho, Fatima, and Maezinha with “big Sister, Anna” standing behind them.
Little Maezinha was another surprise, as it was the first time I had seen her move so quickly. Sorry I didn’t catch it on video, but these little tykes are FAST! I think I will set up a baby race to see who is the fastest in each age group! Will show you the fun when I am able to make it happen.
A CHICKEN CHRISTMAS
No goat feast this year as we had to make the difficult decision last month to sell the 20 breeding age females we had left due to a lack of good grass this year. We had no males that were eating size, so our “girls” and their young went to a breeding farm in the county south of us.
We couldn’t get new breeding stock as goats are nonexistent in our county. The local market sells goat only 1 day a week now, and the price/kg is more costly than frozen chickens.
FROZEN CHICKENS are the obvious menu this year, so we will need at least 16 of them to feed our ever-growing family of 160! A plump 2.2 lbs./1kg chicken sells for $8/R112.
Yeah! We need chickens for Christmas!
With the chicken and fixings, our party will cost around $350. Deboned chicken with fancy rice will be this year’s menu. Toys are available, but have a $10 price tag on them. I’d love to give the 60 older children a shopping trip if enough toy donations are possible. We’ll organize the under 5‑year-olds with age appropriate gifts. Thank you for anything you can give towards our Christmas Party.
DYNAMIC DUO FROM RSA
Jessica and Stephanie are close friends who desire to give me a helping hand in November. Stephanie has a missionary heart, and has wanted to come play with our children ever since we met at an RSA BBQ in March.
Jessica I have known since she was an infant in arms. Her mother, Shiona, became my best friend as she was my volunteer shopper for my groceries when I first went into Mozambique in 1991. Our supplies were flown in to our remote area, thus the need for someone to buy and box our grocery list each 6 weeks for the plane.
It is a thrill to have both of them coming here, as they plan a real Thanksgiving Dinner for me since I haven’t had one in the 31 years I’ve been in this country. GOD IS GREAT, ALL THE TIME.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF