28 September 2013

Sommer auf Santiago Island, Cabo Verde

August is a time when many fruits are ripe: avocados, bananes, mangos, ...

Irrigation water for a banana plantation

 You need very good stomach muscles to climb a palm tree like this.

 It rained in August for the first time this year and everywhere people started their work: simenteira, planting the seeds.

 A seed of corn and a few of beans:

 And then a few stones to cover it against the birds.

 "Simenteira", seeding work in the "secceiro", dry agriculture on the hills, without any irrigation.
Of course it only works if it rains enough in the months August until November.

 "Monda" is the weeding work, "remonda" and "trimonda" follow.