We had a guest at the farm so she joined in the fun. The seniors weer especially happy to see her
|One of the young girls at the orphanage learning to sew|
|the boys out irrigating the fields|
|the sheep barn is coming along great. We have a large form that we fill with straw and clay, then as it dries we move the form along .. It makes a very solid and very warm in the winter and cool in the summer barn.|
|We are still working on raising funds to open the preschool. The older students are in school now so the little ones are either left alone or will be going to the orphanages . We can make it possible for them to stay at home as soon as we get the preschool up and running .. We have $700 raised so far, and will hear this week about a possible Rotary grant for $1500 US. if you are interested in this you can follow this link Making a difference to read more|
|Our neighbor came over to the farm the other day, and said that they needed some money quick and asked if we would buy a pregnant pig from her. So it is now at the farm. We were able to offer the equivalent to the value of the meat purchased out of our food budget. She is due in November , so once the piglets are weened, we will likely eat her unless we are able to find someone that would like to buy her for us , or from us .. she was $250|
|Every year we purchase about 44 tons of coal for distribution to families in need Last year we paid $80 a ton .. right now we can get it for just $50 a ton, so we have started our winter coal drive early. Its hard to think about winter heat when it is so hot, but not many are and thats why it is so cheep right now so far we have 14 tons sponsored so just 30 tons to go . |
We still have about 50 Liters of honey that we would like to deliver to the different orphanages that we work with. The cost of the honey is $10 a liter it comes in 1/2 Lt. 1 Lt and 5 Lt jugs . We will deliver it to orphanages as the donations come in for this.