Here in the land of Haiti among the mountains is a place where beauty is everywhere and yet, these places is where alot of hardships lie among the people. Life is hard when they lose their crops to hurricanes and droughts, and when sickness comes and there is no way to get to the doctor and so they have to watch their loved ones die. The only way at this time to get to this place called " Pays-Pourri " is to hike up the mountains. For me, a strenuous 3 hrs. This place is by far the most favorite of all the places in Haiti though. There way of life is so interesting and look at the cute little huts some of them live in........the rolling hills with their beautiful gardens and the people are so friendly, they offer a great deal of hospitality that would put me to shame. They give of everything they have to share with us and to help others. How willing am I to do the same in my own life?
Here is some really cool tin art they make here in Haiti. One of my favorite spots to take tourists is the Tin Market. They have alot of merchants that sell a large variety of beautiful works of art such as serving platters, scriptural sayings, bowls, and many neat wall hangings. They take a piece of tin and you can watch them cut out and tap out something beautiful out of tin art. I have 2 pieces to sell, there will be more coming later.......
Here in the mountains of Haiti is very lush farm ground. All year-round they can grow crops of beautiful produce. Above, is a photo of some cultivating. Below, is a photo of what we could call sugar snap peas. When you taste them they would taste the same. But they let them mature until they are dry and then cook them with their rice.
I really like the looks of these graters! There is a haitian lady that sells them at the market here in Fond Parisien. She makes them out of tomato paste cans. They work great for grating fresh ginger, parmesan ect....
I am selling a couple of these now and you can find them in the "Boutique Finds" page.
This blog was inspired by the creativity of the Haitian people. The ideas of how they "Go Green" is because they have to save and make do with what they have. Unlike the American people with too much, that they don't think about waste. Their gardening and produce is grown mostly without pesticides, because they don't have it or they cannot afford it. In 2012-2014 our family had the opportunity to serve as missionaries in Haiti. We learned a lot and made many new friends there. Although we are now back to our home in America, we left a piece of our hearts there and try to visit and help where we can.