After the traumatic start and developments in Primrose we moved to the farm in Lydenburg knowing it is wild and lots of work will be needed, however rather than allowing it to stumble us we see it as a stepping stone soon to take us to new heights. At least the setting is stunning with the mountains and 1 fish caught in bass dam, not yet tried other 3 dams. Had our first farm chicken, farm eggs and lots of visitors, them sleeping all over the show.
The kitchen tea helped a lot and we thank all for the help. We are still in need of monthly food items so if anyone is interested in donating a few items of tinned food, or anything else, that will ease the load, it would be much appreciated.
Garden equipment is expensive and we lend whatever we can. The grass is very long a meter high and I had to buy a bossie kaper, we are still cutting the grass. We started with ramps, excavating the one side and filling the other.
We desperately need a small store but will have to build it ourselves as we are short of funds and counting every cent before spending one. We preparing for veggie garden and will first put 2 pigs in to clear all bossies fattening them in process. Once done we will eat them.
Things do seem to be happening faster than expected, last week we reported that there was no 3G on the farm. This week we are happy to say thats a thing of the past. Vodacom upgrading the tower in our area specially for us improving internet and email speeds and on Tuesday evening we officially connected at 3G speeds and clocked 1.3Mb/s. This is a vast improvement from the 16kb/s we had only days before. A HUGE thank you to Christo Breytenbach and his team who worked around the clock to make this happen, you guys rock!
The Department Social Development Mpumalanga did a site visit late last week. It went well and we await next stage. New postal boxes and many things happening, even our washing line is up and our washing is done.
Do come visit, we are poor, struggling but happy and yes we need financial help desperately, but we keep praying.