First, we went to her house where she stays with her mother and father-in-law. In Georgian culture, women are expected to live with their husbands parents. This was the first meal that was prepared for us.
|Tiko and her awesome son. He can count to 10 in Georgian and English.|
Then we went to Tiko's house on the outskirts of town. She told us that all houses have two stories. The first one is for cattle: cows, sheeps, and/or pigs. The second floor is for living. Her family also grew potatoes and grapes. They sold the potatoes for whole sale at markets. The grapes they turned into wine. They keep half the potatoes for seed and the other half they sell. They only keep the smaller potatoes for food.
|Grape vines. They cut the vines in the spring. I should remember this for the grapes I grow in my yard.|
|Wine casks in the basement of the house|
|The wine maker|
|Potatoes for food.|
|Potatoes for seed.|
|Pouring of wine.|
|The vehicle for digging up the potatoes.|
|The tools for digging up the potatoes.|
Despite this traditional feel they were watching the TV and checking their cell phones. I even got to see this American classic dubbed in Georgian:
Do you recognize it?
This is the family I got to share this wonderful time with:
|The daughter playing video games.|
|The best homemade child swing ever.|
Georgian culture is very hospitable and I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to spend some time here. I am hoping to forge everlasting connections between Georgia and Milton.