We have been working with Olga and the local police. The children's special unit is trying to present a more friendly face for the kids that they are helping . Things like a bright paint job and new shelving and chairs help to take away from the post Soviet feel. As well we are trying to do some things that will help the working conditions and stream line the process , like air conditioning and a printer will help a lot as well. We have also provided some things like pens , paper, crosswords and books that will help to keep the kids distracted and more relaxed.
Today was the first full day with the Kashar officially open. The Cows and turkies arrived last night , and a couple of the boys stayed in the house. Tonight it is Julie and I here, and on the weekend other guests. The idea is to have different people and different then the ones looking after the animals so that no one is out of touch from the farm for a long period of time . It will help them to stay grounded and on track .
I came across another before and after picture you might like.
"I was looking at the pictures of the kashar and in awe of your vision. Time and Time again you take things that are crumbling and revitalize them. (Both structures and people). Thankful to be able to support and participate in your ministry"
The barn is filling up again . We are going to put up a dividing fence in the inside corral into two parts this way with separate entrances some of the neighbors can continue to use the barn for weaker or young animals as needed . It has been a real help to them at times , and we love seeing all the traffic in and out of the ranch,
|Aigoola's cow over looking in to see what Julie is doing in the kitchen|
|Logan is having a little break wile the cows are grazing close to the barn|
At supper we were discussing future plans for them and some of the other kids on the farm. time to time we had to use google translate on the phone , but for the most part we did ok.
Today we met up with Victor at the Bazaar to help him get some parts to fix up his bike for another season.