In addition to learning language, our second current major goal is understanding the Menyan culture. Through observation and participation we easily learn about material culutre–what the people do and how they do it–but we also want to know what the Menyan people think, what they believe, why they believe what they believe and even what…
We’ve had rain 4 days in a row. Maybe the drought is over. If it keeps up for 3-4 more months, our village will be growing food again.
Right now there is very little water flowing down from the rain forrest on the mountain. Many folks have given up trying to grow food in their normal gardens, but some have resorted to creative irrigation techniques.
We are in the middle of a severe, el niño induced drought in PNG which seems to be especially bad in Menya. It’s been bone dry in here since June and everybody is struggling to find food because the gardens aren’t producing. Click the picture to read more.