Last month month I (Jacob) went to buy a djembe at a local shop, and it was 22,000 taka, so I decided to try make my own. It ended up costing just 5,000 taka, or $66, and was a lot of fun to make.
Here’s a video clip of Abu Hanjala working the lathe – notice the wood fittings on the lathe itself!
We were studying bridges in home school. The activity of the day was listed as “look at a bridge”. Well, Chittagong has some big bridges! We had some time before the next wedding party in the evening. I had always wanted to walk over this bridge anyway. It was a hot walk even in November. A few days later, when we got home, the kids made some model bridges. The fanciest one turned out to be the least strongest.
It’s been a long break from blogging, hasn’t it? No apologies, though, blogging is not on my top twenty priorities AT ALL. But I am thankful for a quiet moment to empty out my camera and share some of all that’s been happening. As always, lots of crafting. Actually, even as I write this, Jacob is making a cardboard cricket bat with the kids. Crafts never stop.