Tag: Bahamas

Sheep Tongue Souse

It’s always a good day when you can cross something off your bucket list, and last Wednesday, I got to check off, “learn to make sheep tongue souse.”

Souse (rhymes with house) is essentially meat cooked in a clear broth, flavoured with onion, lime juice, all spice, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Though “souse” as a pickling/preservation method dates back to medieval times, the souse we know in the Bahamas and Caribbean originated during the era of slavery.

Recognize Any of These Marsh Harbour Folks?

Recently, I came across this picture while going through some old photographs from the Albury branch of my family tree. Thanks to my late cousin, Jack Albury, we know the photo was taken in Marsh Harbour and the subjects were part of a church group. My best guess is that it was taken during the 1920s.

Jack confirmed that #8 was Minnie Albury Collins, and another of our cousins, Phillip Sawyer, identified #4 as Florena Albury Sawyer (his mother) and provided first names for all of the other folks in the photo.

Fish Hooks Restoration Update: Another Small Step

It feels like ages since we’ve made real progress at Fish Hooks. In 2017, we installed windows and air conditioning, which went a long way towards making the house livable.

April 2018 – Wrigley recovers from the first of two surgeries he had last year.

And we had big plans for 2018, but those were interrupted by Wrigley’s injuries and the weather — it rained for much of the five weeks Tom had set aside to come down and work on the house.

(With the house being so small, he has to set up his workbench and tools in the back yard, so Mother Nature’s cooperation is required!)

We have a lot planned for this year’s trip, and I’ll tell you more in a future post.

In the meantime, I do have a bit of progress to report. We have front steps!

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