Countryside of Haiti
Here are some pictures from the country side of Haiti
Here is a photo of an old fashion wooden sugarcane mill in Haiti (moulin kann in Creole, moulin a canne in French), still in operation.
This specific sugar cane mill sit in countryside village of Savane Haleine, outside of Maissade, Centre, Haiti.
These wooden sugarcane mills are still in operation in Haiti they are moved by two cows or two horses tied to the lever that you see extending out.
As the horse turns it, one of two people feed the sugars cane in between two big wooden rollers and the cane juice falls in the big canoe looking wooden crate below the rollers.
It is still the middle ages in some parts of the country, I am sorry to say but it is one more thing you will get to visit if you decide to go on a road trip while visiting Haiti
In Haiti, Anba Kolonbye (under the granary) on the Haitian countryside is where you will find the old wooden chair (chez pay la), the old Wooden 'Pilon' (How do you say pilon in English?)
Anyway, the pilon under the granary is what I am sittin on. Haitians use it to mash their grains (pile mayi, pile pitimi, pile diri), to remove the husk from the seeds before cooking it.
Yep... Not everything goes to the mill.
How did we go from 'anba kolonbye' to milling grains. LOL
This photo was taken on the the Haitian town of Maissade, It's like a village a few miles from Hinche, Centre, Haiti.
Look this photo... This is what Haitian refer to as "ANDEYO," a little house in the middle of the country farm... These little houses are usually built next to a big tree with lots of shades... Haitians call that LAKOU LAKAY...
If you didn't grow up there, chances are your father, mother, aunty or uncle grew up there... At least they've been there... LOL...
Le-w rive la, fok ou rouze wi pitit... Hahhhhhh... LOL...
Gade photo saa... Yon Vye Pilon andeyo Haiti. Mwen sonje le-m te timoun, m-ale andeyo ak grann mwen, mwen te konn pile a 4... Kote moun andeyo-m yo...
Le-w ap pile pitimi nan gwo vye pilon konsa, fok ou mete pay mayi nan pitimi an pou li kapab byen pile.
Le mwen we yon pilon konsa, mwen sonje grann mwen...
Gade photo saa... Yon Kizinn (cuisine) nan Lakou a andeyò Haiti. Le ou ale andeyò (a la campagne), chak ti lakou genyen yon ti kay kouvri an tach epi klise an bwa. Se la moun yo fe manje.
ENGLISH: This is a photo of a Haitian countyside kitchen
Yon lot bagay tou ou te ka pa konnen, se la tou peyizan konn mete nich poul le poul yo ap ponn...
Photo kizinn saa se Labeg mwen te pran li...
Ou se moun andeyò?
Kisa ou sonje le-w wè kizin saa