20 March 2011

Danga remombe

Here you see a danga remombe (cattle corral) on the left and on the right. The yellow stuff seen through the trees is fodder for the cattle (probably maize stalks, etc.). Notice the large ant hill in the center of the picture. That's an ideal place for cobras to live and also a great source of clay for making bricks. The ant hill, large rock toward the right, and barren earth is typical of the Chiwundura Communal Land where this photo was taken.

There is a Shona expression:

Kuvaka danga
Mombe pasina

To build a cattle corral before you have cattle.

That's equivalent to the English expression: Count your chickens before they've hatched.

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