02
Mar
2013

Ok, I guess I’ve already informed you that our ladies are laying, but here’s a reminder, just because it’s so exciting! :) Here they are, milling about the chicken house. They are about 22 weeks of age, and they like to EAT! Last week’s egg total was 371, so obviously, in a house of about [...]

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01
Feb
2013

This afternoon when he woke from his nap, Elliot suggested we take a walk to the farm to see his Daddy, and all the animals. It didn’t take long to convince me. There are baby pigs and baby goats that are just adorable, and, also, I’ll admit that sometimes, it’s nice to mysteriously be MIA [...]

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29
Sep
2012

Small Delights.

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Today has been delightful. No, I haven’t been sitting around with my feet propped up, drinking coffee, eating chocolate and reading a good book. I was not whisked away on a mini-vacation. No one came bearing gifts for me. In fact, in many ways, it was just an ordinary Saturday. It was common. Quiet, even. [...]

22
Sep
2012

Maize harvest.

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Our days have been busy around here. Even before Mike and Cheryl arrived with their three awesome boys and multiplied the activity and food consumption in our little house dramatically, there was plenty to occupy our time. The main focus at the farm for the past few weeks has been harvesting the 18 acres of [...]

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06
Mar
2012

As I’ve mentioned before, plans change. It’s actually sort of a way of life here. Such was the case with our cow expedition. It’s true that from pretty early on in this farming venture, Jonathan has talked about putting some beef cattle on the land, but, for the moment, we had no particular plans to [...]

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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07
May
2011

Just Another Day.

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Jonathan left early this morning for Komenda. He’s been traveling a lot the past few weeks…mostly necessary trips to work on visas/residency things. This time, however, his travels took him on a farming errand. His friends at the Agric Department nearly begged him to bring our corn planter and assist in planting their 300 acre [...]

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21
Mar
2011

Seeing Green.

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There’s been a lot of work done since the last farm post {just 11 days ago}. Those nursery beds I mentioned are just bursting with tiny green plants. In fact, it only took a few days for them to start poking through. Once they did, the guys set to work, combing the bush for palm [...]