Wantoat Visit Oct - Dec 2004

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Our packing assistant
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Loading the plane for our trip to the village
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The closest neighboring village is about an hours hike away. We visited a confirmation service there.
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Making friends
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Visiting with our village family
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Wantoat peanuts are some of the most delicious around! But harvesting them in the hot sun is hard work.
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Weaving bamboo to make walls for a house
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There is no trash collection service in Wantoat. We dug this hole to dispose of our non-burnable garbage.
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Our village brother, Mutnam, enjoyed helping Danny install our kitchen sink.
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Becca's best friend - a heavy duty wringer!
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"These are ALLLLLL my friends!"
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"Of all the people in the village, my village uncle, Mark, is one of my favorites."
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"One day I'll be able to sew a bilum (string bag) like my village aunt."
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"I love going with my aunts to feed the pigs."
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"Now that I've learned to sleep in a bilum, I can't get enough of it."
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"Ahhhhh... Mommy time."
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"I love when Mommy and Daddy read to me."
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Our village kitchen
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The two-way radio and dining room table in our kitchen
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The middle of our house is one big hallway/office/playroom.
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With some shower curtains from home and a big blue tarp, we've created a nice shower set-up on the porch.
     

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