So I decided to just begin with current happenings and try to insert past stories and pictures as I complete them. I am going to try to make at least a weekly posting to this site. (Call it an early New Year's resolution!)
Box of Peppers Ready For the Fire
Peppers Roasting over the Open Stove Fire
Last week was a busy week for women in Macedonia (Albanians and Macedonians alike). They put up peppers, cauliflower, carrots, etc. and made Ajvar (pepper sauce) to last until next winter. I went over to Habibe's and made photos one of the days she was working. Jehona was helping her mother -- and it was a good thing -- because the next day as she finished and put the oven away for the year, it began to rain. If Habibe had not had help, she would have finished her work in the wet and the cold because the temperature dropped rapidly the next day -- winter has arrived.
Here are more photos from the day's event: