Hello everyone on the internet! I share my passion and inspirations on my blog all the time and I thought something was missing, which is a home closest to my heart, My grandparents home. Here it is , to share with you all , the home that sheltered me throughout my childhood. We all love and respect our childhood homes and will always go back to visit, no matter after how long we have been away from these homes.
This home is located in a remote cattlepost/lands area called Mmaleiso, in the village of Maisane/ Mosamowakwena in the Southern District of Botswana. On the trans Kalahari highway (A2 road) from Kanye town to Lobatse town, A little bit past the Lotlhakane village, at about 20 km from Kanye,the turn to the left leads you to the Mmaleiso lands and Cattleposts.
At some point , it seemed like we have abondened this home, the houses were sadly falling apart, the fence was weakened,
Our old valuables were just sitting there , not being used and just getting damaged by Oxygen reactions (RUST!)
BUT at some point we decided to come back, and pour all our love for this highly cherished home to me and my family, we wanted it to always look like a cherished home, and this is what we did for it: We dedicated to hold celebration events there, which led to appropriate renovations for a loved home.
Our animals are our pride, My grandparents sustained their lives and our education expenses with cattle rearing:
When I was a child, my grandmother was a leader of a community choir, This home used to host the choir practice sessions and even the Setswana traditional choir competitions as well. These were free of charge events where community members just volunteered to contribute animals to be slaughtered, food or money, to make the events a success. This home being the last one from the main A2 road before the Mmamonkge river, is still a stopover point today for farmers who take their livestock to the river boreholes to drink , strangers who pass by to collect firewood near the riverbanks or even construction company workers who come all the way to get the river-sand for using it for their building and brickmaking processes.
During Christmas and New Year celebrations we slaughter a goat for a rich meal we have during family celebrations.
This is now the new home after we all poured out our love for it to make it amazing and great again;
Thank you for reading about my love in pictures for my grandparents’home in a remote Southern Botswana.
Thank you for stopping by!
Photo credits & Acknowledgements: To my Loving Husband & my family