No! Really? I kept saying.
Yes! Really! Thinles kept answering.
For lunch we had a bowl of vegetables that tasted like they'd been harvested yesterday. In truth, they had been in Thinles' ventilated root cellar all winter. I couldn't believe my eyes or taste buds.
Most Ladakhis lose over 40% of their harvest to rot over the winter. We just don't have nutritious vegetables left this time of year.
Thinles' husband Stanba believed he could build a better root cellar. Now we know he can.
After lunch, Lhamo sheepishly pulled a model she'd made for me from behind her back. Papa's latest idea? Let's build a better greenhouse!
Cynthia will be blogging as she works with our Himalayan projects this year.