Now that the floods in the village seem to be over,
everyone is replanting. One of the few good things about a flood is that many of the insects are killed. But at the same time, so are many of the vegetables!
Just before the floods the gardens were producing a variety of vegetables, some are shown here.
Newly-planted crops are beginning to come up; short-leaved spinach in the front and improved lenga-lenga and colocaise in the back. The colocaise was not killed by the flooding.
Seedlings to be outplanted within a week or so, including Rocket (Italian) lettuce, tomatoes for sauces, etc.
Soon, we hope to be able to offer the Kitchen cuisine with lots of good things for the buffets, as here - a salad before the floods with village veggies.
While very unfortunate for the Hotel, the flood was a disaster for village smallholders who, in part , survive on their gains from these and other plants that are either eaten or sold.