Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday is for Mother - my parents with the queen

My parents and the queen

My father spent four years in Lesotho, Africa, a kingdom in Africa around the early 1990's. He was there to advise the government of Lesotho ways to use their land and water. My mother did quite a bit of volunteer work there, especially with a local orphanage. One problem at the orphanage was not enough protein or meat for the children. My mother put her thinking cap on and came up with the idea of a rabbit project. Right! What breeds faster than rabbits? So, a few rabbits were purchased and rabbits were grown for eating purposes. The project was a huge success and the queen of Lesotho was so impressed she had many compliments for my mother. This was one of her favorite moments living in Africa. My mother and the queen acutally became good friends!