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Last month, we had a maize shelling work day here in Kenya. As many of you know, it can be very time consuming to load pictures where we live, so I apologize for the late posting.
This was my first experience with shelling maize, and with everyone working together it turned out to be a lot of fun. I was forewarned that I might get some blisters, but I am happy to report that I did not get any blisters just sore hands. The reason for the sore hands, is because we shelled by hand! Imagine that. It's the easiest traditional system for shelling maize, you simply press your thumbs on the grains in order to detach them from the ears. I used a knife to help remove the first row of grains, it was a very useful tool. Cindy Carrier is an awesome teacher, and definitely has more experience in this area then I do.
Here at Kingdom Driven Ministries Kenya, we help with the various needs of the poor in our area. To help the hungry we provide farming training, and vocational skills. We also grow food and maintain stores of grains for our needy neighbors. I can't stress enough what a great experience we had working together for the common good of others. After all, as Christians we are called to love our neighbor as ourself. (James 2:8)
For more information check out kingdomdriven.org.