Time to Plant the Seeds
We do not know why it is raining like this. All that we know is that when it rains for two days in a row, it will be time to plant the seeds.
–Mama Shido (more stories of her to follow)
There are two rainy seasons here, one from March-May (short rains: rains daily for only half an hour to two hours, but a deluge) and the other around November (long rains: a few hours a day, but very light).
A couple weeks ago, it was raining. Early. Turns out there was a storm south of here, over Madagascar, but it was a storm so big that its spindly arms sprinkled us, too.
It’s now March. It rained yesterday. It just started raining again today. Tomorrow it will be time to plant the seeds.