Monday, October 12, 2015

The Rainy Season

Burkina Faso has two seasons per year, the rainy season and the dry season. The rains start during the months of May through September and the rest of the year is dry. . . with little to no rain again until May or June.

This year, the rains were really late in starting in the southern region where we live, but towards the end of July, it started raining every 3 or 4 days and now at the end of September, everything is lush and green.

Our Lake
August is generally the month with the most abundant rains. The fields have all been planted and the farmers are fertilizing, spraying to kill the bugs, and waiting with anticipation for the October harvest.

There are a couple of places along the road to Kimini where the land is flat and there are no places for the abundant rains to drain away.

We call this place in the road, 'our lake', and we are thankful each time that we go up and down this road, that we get safely through. Our truck is sturdy and strong and with 4-wheel drive, we plow right through the water and the mud!