Sandy Pfunder's Photo Album (1965-67) - 6
But for the passage of time, I'm not sure I
would share these pictures with anybody. My site partner, Allen Neill (Schauffler)
and I are pictured in the village in typical working garb. The village was
Köyü, located about 8
km. inland from the market town of Tonya, about 70 km. southwest of Trabzon,
up in the mountains. These may have been taken to reassure parents that we
were alive and well.
Allen Neill (Schauffler)
This is how the villagers plowed their
fields, using a hand-made device (called a "bel" in Turkish) that was a
cross between a spade and a pitchfork. The soil was too heavy for horse- or
mule-drawn plows, and the terrain was too steep for tractors, so the plowing
was done by hand. When a village family first started to plow their fields,
neighbors would gather to help out for a few hours. After that first day,
the family had to finish the job by themselves.
My site partner, Allen Neill Schauffler, is
third from the left in both pictures. My landlord's son and his wife are at
the right-hand end of the line. The others are neighbors.
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