|Collect mangoes with Mariama.
|Collect mangoes in the tree and throw them down to Mariama
|Peel and cut the mangoes.
Local berries and kale have also found their way into the dehydrator...in fact, I can't eat a plant or fruit without thinking how it might taste dried. Avocado almost took away my appetite tonight (dried avacado?), but I got over the thought and we ate them (all seven of them) for dinner.
Despite the ordinariness of it all, it's also quiet extraordinary because mango season comes on and goes fast. We're not the only ones excited by our mangoes. We also have young friends who pick regularly to go and sell them. Sometimes I collect 10 mangoes as tax, but usually they leave with a bag on their head and in their hand with the juicy sweetness they will sell: four for 6 cents.