This was the kitchen of the guest house…
(I think that’s why the papaya tree grew so high…)
I got fresh papayas several times here too.
Mrs. Branca (branca means: white) and her daughter were the cooks.
All the food was prepared outside,
on this coal stove.
Mrs. Branca is a good cook…
and big pots were necessary to feed the eight students + me.
Mrs. Branca has a small garden,
from where she collected fresh leaves.
These are pumping leaves and flowers, which she prepared with crushed peanuts.
(A head of a goat on the roof of the kitchen…)
This is the way she was ironing her clothes…
…with a coal iron.
She has grandchildren…
…and one of them was always helping granny ,
…crushing some grains.
The train full of mineral coal passed two or three times a day from Tete to the port in Beira, making a big noise and we had to stop the classes for a while because of the noise.