The Broom Industry is Poor in Russia and other Observations…

The broom industry is not a booming industry in Russia. I have written before about how they make their own brooms in Russia. It is just the way it is and somethings are not going to change that fast…

A Broom in Russia…

Snow and Ice Removal in Russia…

As I was walking the dog at around 9 am this morning. I came across 20 people sweeping at various places, but not a single one had a store bought broom. The old gentleman in the picture I took this morning at a children’s garden, was even more adaptive than most. Usually they pull all the leaves off the branches and make a broom, but this guy left the leaves on and swept away… ๐Ÿ™‚

So what else did we find while Boza and I were walking this morning? I can tell you what we did not find and that upset my day a little bit. We did not find our milk truck to buy milk and cottage cheese at. It looks like they were there but it seems that they sold out before I got there and by the time we got to the other place to buy milk it was sold out also… ๐Ÿ™ (Early bird gets the worm!)

So Boza and I kept walking and then I took a picture of a fruit and veggie stand. Now these stands are very common in Russia and they are literally put anywhere that they can think of putting them. Usually right in your way if they can get a way with it. But they are a great way of buying veggies and fruits. The price is always fair and quality is good. You just have to make sure you watch them because like any vendor they will try to put at least one bad apple in the batch to get rid of such things. I do question the validity of their scales that they weigh produce with. But that is why you get to know the vendor or you carry your own scale…

Boza loves to walk so I just kept going this morning and looked at the sights to be seen. It is always very interesting to walk near the train station in our town. The one thing about Russia is that trains and train stations are still in use and the usage seems to be growing. I can remember when I was little and the train station at our tiny town was shut down. It fell in disrepair and started to crumble soon after that. I use to ride my bike and sneak into the old station. It was like an era gone by and it was stopped in time inside. I also remember that they bulldozed it one day. That kind of stuff teaches you things about life…

Near the train stations you will find babushkas selling a variety of things. Some things they make and somethings they sell for a bigger company. You will find usually a market by a train station and in that market you will literally be able to buy anything. These markets are fantastic. This is the market that Sveta and I like to go to on Sundays. We stock up on fruits and veggies for the week…

I guess that is enough for today. Boza and I have things to do and get done. I have been making a table and it is time to finish that table. It is taking up a lot of room in the middle of the floor. I think Sveta wonders if that is its new home… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kyle
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