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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.
In Haiti, a 'kolonbye' is an elevated storage house, a Haitian version of a granary that Haitians on the countryside use to store their grains...
Haitians from the countryside of Haiti use what they call a beans 'colonbye' to store their crops (danre) like dried corn, millet, beans, peanuts, and everything else they harvest.
A kolonbye is also where they store the dried seeds to be planted on the next planting season.
Granaries are often built above the ground to keep the stored food away from mice and other animals.
Practice your Haitian Creole :: En province Haiti, peyisan itilize colonbye pou yo store danre (mayi, pitimi, pwa congo, pistach) ak tout lot sa ke yo recolte... Yo sere tou plan yo, ki vle di, grenn pou yo plante nan pwochenn sezon an...
Look at this photo, Dieu Si Bon Garage in Gonaives Haiti. From the sign we can tell it is a repair shop for big trucks (gros camions), where they repair the chassis of these truck and more.
You should see how Haitians redo the chasis of these old imported trucks before they turn it into a 'camion boite' (a Haitian truck that carries heave loads cross country). They literally double the original chassis
Another thing to notice is that the truck parked behind the sign for Dieu Si Bon Garage is called "Dieu Si Bon." Who do you think the owner is LOL...
Photo taken while traveling in Haiti through the city of Gonaives