The weather has turned slightly and last night I actually thought to myself "wow, it's chilly tonight." Then I came to my senses and realized that my new "chilly" reality was actually one in which I could comfortably fall asleep in a tank top and shorts without sweating to death.Although it's the rainy season, it rained for the first time this afternoon (first time since I got to Adourékoman a week ago.) As I mentioned earlier, the lack of rain has brought on famine conditions here: the corn has dried up and the beans have shriveled. Only the cotton fields seem to be growing. Today's rain is a good sign though. And if it means there might actually be a harvest here, I can handle the goats and chickens following inside the house to seek shelter.
It's been a very relaxing weekend here. On Friday, Amanda and I decided to hike one of the local Collines. Much to everyone's dismay, we set off with Amanda's supervisor, who promised us that he would lead the way and bushwhack the path. Fortune drove me to our meeting point and dropped me off on the terre rouge, claiming a fear of heights and snakes (and we all know how I feel about snakes!!).
The Colline that we climbed was hardly a hike, but just getting out and being active was amazing. And, on top, the view was incredible. We could see all of the local villages, the camps set up by the herdsman, and the terre rouge going off into the distance.