Saturday, August 22, 2009

Walking in the Village

Village Children
Some of the kids asked if I would take their picture after assuring us that their dog doesn't bite.

Yesterday, Dominic and Edna went with me on a walk through the forest. We ended our walk by walking home through the little village on the other side of the river. It's still part of Bila Tserkva and I guess you could call it a suburb rather than a village, but people raise animals and crops so I think of it as a village. Anyway, I snapped a few photos as we walked to give people a better idea of what it looks like where we live.

Chicken Door
People have dog and cat doors so why not a chicken door? Actually, I guess it's more of tunnel than a door, but I still like the idea.

Babusya Tending Goats
A babusya (grandmother) watching over her goats

I'm always amazed at how different life can be just across the river. Each day we watch as people bring carts of vegetables, fruits, meats, and homemade dairy products from the village to sell in the market on this side of the river.

On the Way to Market
A babusya on her way to the market

Cows in Passing
Edna and Dominic walking towards the bridge on the way home

I guess you could say, "there's no place like home", and we feel truly blessed by the life that God has called us to here.


The Larson Family said...

Oh man that just makes my heart hurt! those pix are worth a thousand words and a million feelings!
so glad you guys are back!! We were praying for you all on your furlough esp the extension for various medical necessities. Hope yo are all doing well. drop us a line and let us know what happened with Edna.
W Love, the Larson's
BTW Dominic is WAY TALL!!

Greg and Edna Silva said...

We are so happy to be back. Thank you for your prayers. It's only through all the prayers that we were able to raise the funds and make it back here smoothly. We miss you guys. Edna will explain her condition in an email soon. And yep, Dom is getting way tall.