talk about values. who gets to pound the yam when it is ready. the man or the woman?
U started with something reasonable, but ended it the other way,
why would you compare pounded yam to poundo yam, the difference is so wide.
Never will I allow my wife to do the pounding NEVER. I don't want to see her with muscles on her arm.
moreso I don't see that act to be a part of femininity at all.
not that i can't pound yam for my love but he's got to pound it sometimes to. and remember the bible says women are the helper and the last time i checked what helper means, it say if someone is doing something and he can';t finish it, the helper comes in. so if we have 5 visitors and he got tired after pounding for four of them, i will come in to pound for the remaining one.
how educated must u be to use yam powder like you suggested? are you talking about education or the means. moreover the powder does not actually taste like the main thing. if e no be panadol e no fit be like panadol!!!!!!!!!!!
in my village men do the pounding and i guess you would like to know my village rite?
you lived in the village in recent time. you are asking of olden days
that might have worked for them in the past, but try visiting the village in this new age and see if you can pass a building without someone staring at you with a wrong eye or trying to rob you of your belongings. if you still wanna go, might help you carry your belongings. problem is you dont really want to.
[Are you a farmer?There is no way they farm all year round from morning to night]
its hard to believe but they actually do farm all year round from morning to night. dont forget, even if they are not working on their farm, they are helping a friend, or family member or some other person.
[People in the olden days did not have large industrial farms.They had relatively small farms.Remember,there are 365 days in year].
actually the people i know from the olden days did have large farms (both in size and in no). all the places that have houses now or are being populated were all farms. you had the living areas/quarters and then farms were a distance away from those places.
while the women are weeding, the men are slashing with the cutlass. my dear, if you actually know the in and out of farming, you would see how possible it is that they are able to be at that job all year round. if they are done with theirs, there is someone else to be helped, they helped each other, not like today where the motto is "to your own tent oh Isreal"
Weeding of those small farms can be performed once every 2 weeks.Planting generally takes a day,at worse a couple of days.Harvesting takes the longest amount of time and at worse 5 days.
All the above may take an average of 40-60 days out of 365.So what did the men do for the remaining 300 days.Besides,in some cases women did most of the farming
Nobody has come up with a good answer as to what men did all day long in the past
PS:I forgot to add digging up ridges,that can take a couple of days