Grandfather’s Life

We country folk archetype a simple living:

wake up in the morning,
milk the cows
drink the coffee
set the milk on your
roof top to glaze
chaff the chicken
count the eggs
head the sheep
head the cattle,
away from the sheep
drink the horses
drink the donkeys
smoke your pipe
head the calves
head the kids

eat lunch
feed the dogs
walk the dogs
polish your sunday shoes
press your sunday shirt
hang your suit on the door back
smoke your pipe
welcome the children from school
prepare them a good dish of
sour milk and dry maize porridge,
dish them all on the big plate

go to the neighbour for gossip
go to the postman for gossip
go to the chief’s brother for gossip
go to the church house for gossip
go to the teacher’s house for gossip
go to your mother’s house for gossip
go to the headsmen for gossip
go to the roadmaster for gossip
go home

fetch your livestock
count your sheep
count your kids
count your cattle
count your calves
tie your horses
bully your donkeys
gather your poultry
count the eggs

go to your wife’s house
greet your wife
wash your feet
wash your hands
eat your supper
wash your face
smoke your pipe
tell your wife good gossip
go to your house
go to your bed
go to sleep…

“We country folk archetype a simple life.”

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4 thoughts on “Grandfather’s Life

    • It’s how they make sour milk, you put it on the sun until it ferments and the cream separates itself, so you get a rich cream of sourish milk and they either drink it or mix it with dry maize porridge, the Old people love it sooo… much. it was one of Nelson Mandela’s favorite traditional dishes… they call it UMvubo say it like you read it… i ope this helps.

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