A "Typical" Village Near Nanchang
It may be that many of our daughters were born to families in similar villages.
This group of adoptive families was taken to visit this village to show them where their daughters might have been from. They travelled 25 to 30 minutes outside of Nanchang but don't remember the name of the village or the river it was next to. The roads were dirt, well-travelled, and terribly bumpy. Many in their group felt this visit was one of the highlights of their trip.
Fishing boats where some families lived.
Entering the village. Homes did not have bathrooms but small, separate buildings located throughout the village off the main road.
Two of the village children.
Child's chair small in size. Notice the child with the split pants. The woman was trying to find seating for everyone but we politely declined so we could walk around the area.
Laundry Day: The water may look pretty blue and clear but it wasn't.
Elderly gentleman of the village.
All the people of the village came out to meet us. They had never seen "long nosed devils" before. Notice the young girls knitting. The longer we stayed, the more people came out as the word spread.
Pigs, ducks and chickens were kept in pens next to the main living quarters.
The kitchen, all cooking is done with coal as fuel. This house had two kitchens with the bedroom, or sleeping quarters, between them. I did not take pictures of the sleeping area but the bed was a wooden double bed actually very nice. About eight to ten people slept there.
Walking the water buffalo. This lady found us funny.
On the way out. This area looked very barren.
These village homes in the fields were quite interesting. Both of these structures were lived in. They didn't have far to go to do their work in the fields!