The making of butter
The daily duties are clearly divided around here between Berber men and women. Both have a lot to do during summer time and the days follow a certain rhythm. There is no weekend and no vacation time and especially women work hard every day, from morning until evening: looking after the house and animals, washing the laundry by hand, baking bread, making food, caring for the kids and getting grass from the fields…. Busy body workout, day in, day out – no sport studio needed and often an aching back in the evening… it’s sometimes very harsh, but it also is a blessed work – archaic, pure and by hand, without stress, in breathtaking beautiful nature and according to Allah’s will, to weather and seasons. Subhanallah, it is a rough life, but such a peaceful, frugal and simple one, soul filling and of ordinary beauty, directly connected to God’s creation, alhamdulillah.
Getting grass for the domestic animals