Are you ready for Tabaski? Â Around here, the preparations surround us. Â Today is the big day. Â “What is Tabaski?” you ask. Â I posted about it two years ago. Â My friend Marcy posted about it this year.
Rams, skewers, feed, and fire wood have been seen on the street for days.
A few nights ago we were stuck in a traffic jam around one of the local ram markets. Â I joked to Dave that it felt like a Christmas Tree stand the weekend after Thanksgiving.
We will enjoy a three day weekend and lunch with friends today. Â Our preparations (we don’t celebrate the holiday) include stocking up on groceries because the stores will be closed for a few days.
Dave went to the market yesterday late afternoon, just before everything closed up. Â The feeling in the market before Tabaski reminds me of storm preparations in Virginia grocery stores- which Online Pokies is fitting. Â I hear the East Coast is about to get a Frankenstorm. Â Somehow Dave ended up coming home with several kilos of sugar, flour, and quite a few limes (150 kilos to be exact). Â I have been trying to upload the picture, but the internet is s.l.o.w. here today.
We have been talking a lot today and yesterday with the boys about where our food comes from. Â This morning as we left the house, we saw many rams just slaughtered in the street. Â Although the boys were sad, I think it is very good for us to have a connection with our food… to be more aware of that a lot of work and life goes into what we eat.
And now I must go start juicing. Â I wonder how long it takes to juice 150 kilos of limes? Â I guess we’ll know soon. Â Bon fÃªte.