Each time Lewis and Judy go to town they buy supplies necessary for the next several weeks. These supplies are packaged up and prepared for the flight back into Owena. Everything must be weighed as fare for the cargo is paid by the kilogram.
The red and white bag in the photo is called a bilum. It is the result of many hours of meticulous work by one of the ladies in Papua New Guinea. Yarn is separated into strands and then rolled together into rope. This makes the yarn very strong. Then a needle is used to sew the bag. Patterns are worked into the special types of stitches. Bilums are very convenient as they are quite strong, yet they also stretch and can hold a lot of contents.
Lewis and Judy with the gift of coffee that one of the church members gave them to help pay for materials for their house.
A closer look at the special gift.
Putting the corrugated iron roofing on the new house.
Loti and Yujin helping to carry cargo.
When there is not enough water flowing through the pipes, Lewis and Judy pay someone to carry water for them.
Time out to enjoy the beauty of little things.
Night Night! Sweet Dreams!