I got up this morning at 6:45. Jemrose made me couple of pieces of toast and a cup of tea. Got all my goat books ready and also my ice water and some bread slices. I worked on a projection for the Sanctuary for 10 years. I figured Jodi would start with 10 does and by the end of 6 years she would have about 70 does and producing a substantial amount of milk for cheese. I think I revised this chart about 5 times, each time adding another calculation on the milk production. I also gave Gashumba, ( co-op organizer), a copy of my rough draft so that his organization could see what was a possibility for the Dairy.
Jodi was here at 8am we drove to pick up Gashumba so he could help us translate the idea with the women's co-op. We also picked up Zilvana (the Russian horticulturist). She is going to work with the guys at the sanctuary and the veg. and banana plants today. We left her at the Sanctuary and left for our meeting with the women.
We have a meeting with the Women's Co-op today. We met at the Women's location rather than the sanctuary. There was a big garden area next to us that isn't in the pictures. I think the ladies understood what the proposal was, but they still didn't like the idea. So we explained another alternative. In the end I think they all understood what we were trying to propose and they will let us know after they talk to their families about this idea.
|Some of the Women's Co-op under the tree for our meeting|
|It was a long meeting and as you see one of the little boys took his nap|
Now the truth is this was all staged... cause they said I didn't do it right. The girls washed my clothes and I sort of washed cause they said I didn't get everything clean enough. I was so surprised that the whites were white and the socks were spotless. Its crazy how clean everything was. Thanks girls. I never washed again the whole time I was here. The girls were great. They even wash their shoes and sandals about every 4 days. My tennis shoes were so white.
When we got done washing clothes we hung them on the clothes line.
We ate dinner: cauliflower, broccoli, boiled pumpkin, fryed banana and potatoes and beans. It was very good and filling.
Then we had prayer and to bed by 9:05pm. I have to be up by 5:30 because tomorrow is "Hero's Day" and Faustin is taking me to the Stadium where it will take place.
I want to throw a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my eldest daughter, Jami.
The Farm ReportYesterday we didn't have any new babies born. We let the boar mom's and kids out of their pens. They were so cute running around in the field. Ali and I went to church yesterday in Longview, about 45 miles. Then we went up to Heathers, my #2 daughters for chili lunch and Ali and Jamie worked on her college applications for financial aid. Jonathan came over and helped with chores in the morning and then went with us. He also helped us with evening chores. We reheated up left over spaghetti for dinner.
Today we had a photographer here to take pictures of me and the cheese for the article they are putting together about the Rotary Club Benefit. The Chronical. I packaged all my restaurant cheeses and cut up a round of Grande Rosa for the photo's.
Have a GREAT Day.. Its sunny, windy but no rain!!!)