09
Mar
2013

We’ve been on vacation all week. I haven’t cooked a meal or cleaned up after myself. I’ve even gotten to enjoy air conditioning, hot water, good coffee and the beach – spread out over different locations throughout the week. Jonathan was practically begged to bring his tractor to Cape Coast for a 50-acre plowing job. [...]

02
Sep
2011

Our first bean harvest is in – and we are so excited! After less-than-stellar results from our vegetable projects, it feels good to see a project through to harvest {and hopefully soon to sales}. The bean pile. When we planted our corn, Jonathan also worked up a small area nearby to serve as a test [...]

07
Jun
2011

As Promised…

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I mentioned several weeks ago that our corn has been planted, and I promised a post devoted to the project. Here it is, a little later than intended. But honestly, it’s more fun to share pictures now that the corn is up and growing well, than to just show the planting process. Isaac, pouring the [...]

12
May
2011

In case you wondered…the work continues at the farm, despite my negligence in posting about it! Rainy season is fast approaching, and we are currently in a race to get more of the land cleared and prepared for our corn crop. Already, the sound of rain-drops falling has become more common, and we know the [...]

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09
Mar
2011

These are the days we’ve waited for. New roads. Our own working well. Mowing, plowing, and tractor driving. Planting. Plans becoming reality. The wild, beautiful bush transforming into something more orderly. {Through hard [full-time!] work, of course.} Here’s a view of the area they’ve been concentrating on lately. This shot was taken from atop a [...]

We have water in the well. Lots of it! Today, I was finally able to see it for myself. I have been to the location, but I haven’t seen any of the work since the guys first started digging about 2 weeks ago. After breakfast this morning, Farmer Jonathan took Elliot and me for a [...]

There’s so much good stuff going on around here, it’s hard to know where to start! Mike, Cheryl and their three boys arrived safely and on time on Thursday. They’ve adjusted very well and have already helped us accomplish a lot. Let’s start with the farming stuff {since that’s why we’re here!}: Mike and Jonathan [...]

I realize that sometimes I talk about projects we’re starting and then never finish the story. This is true for several reasons. 1. Things tend to progress slowly, and I have a habit of only wanting to post completed projects. 2. These projects make up our normal day to day life, therefore, I don’t always [...]

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16
Jan
2011

It’s been about two months since we received an email letting us know that a big container full of farm equipment was packed and headed our way. By Christmas, we knew it was sitting in the port, waiting to be cleared. Last night, it finally arrived in it’s new home – ours! We were sad [...]