It’s been a while since I provided an update on what has been going on at our farm. From fencing to digging wells to installing a bore hole to meeting agric extension agents. A lot has been happening which has been money and time-consuming. Below are pictures from the farm…..
Majority of the contract staff on the farm speak hausa, so I decided to bring the gentleman in green to be a translator. He is also a farmer and he speaks hausa and english…he helped with price negotiations and explaining exactly what we want and expect from the workers.
This trip amongst other things was to review the progress on the fencing. Well from the expression on our faces you can tell that expectations were clearly not met. From taking too long to having crooked lines. Worst part is they were trying to justify why the lines were crooked. Well bottom line is that they either fix the issue or have their payments withheld. The police got involved during the fencing, our neighbours said we had destroyed some of their crops, well all is resolved now. So we are moving forward…
On our way back we saw this really cool shed/house. Would like one of those on the farm, maybe as where the first stage of field packaging happens. Don’t even step to this guy…he spoke with so much passion, he is the proud builder of this shed/house 🙂 . He said it would be used as a canteen….
A lot has been going on, although slower than expected. The fuel scarcity and contractors not honouring their time lines, hasn’t helped much. We are still digging for water after almost a week of digging…that means more money 🙁 . Sometimes I get a little nervous about a lot of things, you know that saying… everything takes longer and cost more than expected is becoming a reality (definitely not cool). But I’m still keeping the faith…what’s a girl to do 🙂
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