Well we are back in Canada now. It was a good trip . We left Kyrgyzstan together and had a four hour layover in Istanbul, Then Bekah went on to Toronto and we went to Washington where our car was, as well as the boys. We then drove up to Canada stopping along the way to visit friends and pick up about 500 lbs of Vitamins for Kyrgyzstan.
Lots has continued to happen at the farm while we have been away . The kids have started to arrive, the support staff is now all at the farm and things are looking great. Vlady will head out to the farm tomorrow to put in a hot water heater in Podgorna farm so they will have hot water for showers and doing dishes. Its kind of good that not all 15 kids arrive at once, it will give us time to work out the bugs, also raise a little more money for start up. We are hoping to spend about $40 for each kids when they arrive , getting them things like towels, tooth brush, barn boots, sun hats and some work clothes . we have three done and on the farm now, and another 12 on the way as soon as their exams are over next week .
Crops are doing great , everything is coming up as it should
|zucchini, potatoes, carrots and corn|
|Corn and cucumbers|
|Zucchini, potatoes and garlic ,|
|onions, peppers, tomatoes , and long beans|
|lunch on the farm . Emma, Aigula, Asylbek Misha, Olya, Marat and Nick .. photo credit Jengish |
new sheets and blankets and pillows are done just in time
|onions and cabbages and spaghetti squash|
|garlic, beans, peas, beats, horse radish and Swiss chard , corn and cucumbers in the distance|
|Olya cleaning carpets|
|boys learning how to get the water flowing in the irrigation ditches|
When we got back to Virginia we saw some of Emma's prints framed .. they look great
It was great to spend some time with the boys as well. Their English is doing great .
|watching video greetings from their friends back in Kyrgyzstan|
|slight delay at the border to explain 500 lbs of Vitamins and prove that they are donations , then on our way back over the border|
then it was back home and spend some time with Benjamin, Rachel and the boys .
if you would like to help with start up needs , you can follow this link