Lamb and goats
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September 16th, 2006 – by: Emster109
We came back to camp and had breakfast and then I felt tired and slightly ill. So I went to rest and ended up sleeping until 3:45 (about 6 hours). Before resting, I learned what to do if you see a lion, so I dreamed that I stood up to one.
Finally Kakuta woke me up and we went on a walk to someones boma (fenced in house/goat/cattle/living area). On the way we were picked up by a truck. There really isnt a road and they drive fast and I was sitting in the bed, so I was holding on for dear life! When we got to the boma, I met a whole bunch of people, including three of the Elders. They are highly revered. We all crowded into this little hut to share roast lamb. It was ribs on a stick that they had roasted over the fire, and Kakuta used his ponga (big knife thing) to cut it. It was quite a scene. The lamb was very tasty, but it took me about 5 minutes just to chew the first piece! I learned how to strip every bit of meat off of the bone though. You have to bite into the sinewy part at the top and then sort of shred it down.
After all that, we went to see the goats and cattle they herd. They were so cute, and I got to hold a baby goat! We actually helped herd them into the kral (basically corral. Apparently thats where we get the word corral) made of dead, pokey bushes. One thing I noticed is pretty much all the vegetation here is pokey. And I mean pokey with two-inch-long thorns. So, one of the goats had this leather shield thing hanging from his stomach and I asked what it was for; turns out its basically a goat condom! Haha.
Had dinner, took a shower went to bed (after spraying a massive spider with bug spray to try to get it out of my hut!).
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