Meal time

7:52 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

In Africa a large part of the population does not eat pre prepared meals. For them each meal eaten comes from the garden. One of the staple foods is maize flour. To eat maize flour a family must prepare the ground, plant the seed, harvest the cob, take the maize off the cob, remove the husk and grind the maize into flour. Throughout communities there are flour mills like the one in the photo, where households will take a few meals worth of maize to mill it ready to cook.

I am sure that some children in the west would not know the process it takes to produce flour, where as there are children in Africa that would never have seen flour in a packet.

This is the time of year that people are planting or preparing to plant the maize crop. We are praying for good rains this season to allow the people to enjoy a bountiful harvest.