Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Here in North America there is a lot of concern about kids and lock down .. People are saying that it is not good for them and we need to get them back to school and back out into society so that there is not lasting mental health concerns,  as we go into our sixth month of this.  I hear of friends saying how now when they do go out of the house their kids are not comfortable, even  a car puling into the driveway can bring elevated stress  and that is a result of 6 months  ..    Now with that in mind , I would like for you to revisit the idea of kids in institutions and orphanages ..  Every day is a lock down for them . 
some will never be out of the orphanage .. life for them stops at the front gates .   As we begin talking and dreaming of getting life back to normal, or a new kind of normal,  consider those for whom life has not really changed .. living out life in isolation, knowing one day they will be on the other side of the gate looking in . 

Delivered today to one of the orphanages. 50-60 kg of egg-plants, 20 kg of tomatoes, 20 kg of cabbage and 15 kg of sweet pepper. It really is special for the kids when they can return to their orphanages, this time bringing food and supplies.. the fruit of their labors .

There is something particularly powerful about this picture .  If you look past the food , you will see 3 little heads looking out.  It was only a couple years ago that Mirlan was delivering the food and Lotia was the one watching... and wondering .. Wondering what will be his future, where will he go when he leaves the orphanage.  I am told buy the director of the treatment center that the number one stress that the kids are facing is when they start to worry about what their future has in store for them. Many can not handle the stress and it begins to manifest in their health and behavior.   

When they see kids like Lotia and Mirlan , kids that they have known , come back and bring them help, it gives them a sense of relief that there is life on the other side of the gates.  

Life on the farm really is a great life for these kids.  It may or not be what their long term plan will hold, but for now they have a chance to stabilize, learn, and grow. 

As they work together to harvest and prepare for the next food drop, it is OK for them to feel a bit of pride about a job well done 

Knowing that they will be going back to visit their old home , but this time feeling secure is such a great feeling. 

A feeling of accomplishment 

almost an excitement as they pack the bags with love . 

So no its not just a food drop.. its a delivery of LOVE, COMPASSION, and a HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

Sunday night was a special night at the farm.  To change things up a bit, the kids went to the hot springs, then came back to the farm for some special cheese burgers made by Vlad . 

Throw in some fries , salads and pop and you have a real celebration .

Along with the food deliveries , we are doing some canning and dehydrating for the winter months. 


Once again, from all of us at the farm  to all of you who have invested in all of us,  a big thank you for making this possible . 

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