After our stay on the southern side of the island we headed north to a hotel 10 minutes outside of Apia. This hotel was close to the compound Dad was visiting and as a bonus, the food here was great and much cheaper.
The missionary compound we visited is on its way to being completely self sustainable. Everything they grow is edible, they have a fish farm, pig farm and use the pig and human waste to produce methane gas. It is a surprisingly self sufficient gas production method and they hope to use it to generate electricity in the near future. For now they use it for stoves and ovens.
Our hosts were very gracious and we had a lot to eat! Noah loved looking at the pigs and running around with the chickens and cats... and of course he won over the hearts of our hosts.
Notice the woven mats hanging on the fale in the picture with Noah holding the fan. Those drop down to the ground like shingles or louvers and are used to block the elements. Many people in Samoa still live in open fales (the traditional way).
Before we departed W.S. we stopped at the market in Apia to look around. It is bigger, but very similar to ours in A.S.
The Jaskowiak Family
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