This is one of the culturally most intense visits we will effect this summer. Life here in fact reminds me a bit of that my own grandparents led in southern Georgia. The people were poor, but they were proud. Their industry was that of the land they inhabited and they took its measure. One was the measure of the house itself. The bourrine's size was determined mainly by the length of the biggest beam the builders could find. This beam crosses the central room (and maybe the only one) that made up the heart and hearth of the bourrine.
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