Chadian kidsWhen we grow up in houses with wood floors or carpeting and have front yards with grass and concrete sidewalks, keeping the floor and the walkway clean is a norm. But what if your house has dirt floors, and what if your yard is nothing but sand or dirt? What is the purpose of sweeping a dirt yard? I’ve wondered that when I saw our neighbors doing just that on our first year in the village. They would come out early every morning with a short grass hand broom and sweep the entire area around their house, moving any would-be debris away from the house. I think I’ve come to realize a good reason for this. continue reading>>

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