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We are done with the paving today, all new gravel. It not only looks great but the ride will be so much more better than before, no more ruts and potholes. At least the Guest’s will not get thrown about feel they are on a 4wd safari. Now we are feeling rather poor speaking of potholes there is a rather large one in our pockets.
Our Starfruits are making me salivate thinking of Startfruit juice really looking good. Save for some which are worm infested the rest are looking pretty good. That’s the price you have to pay when you do not use pesticides.
We lost our old Mama Chinese Goose 2 nights ago. She and her daughter were incubating their batch of eggs together under the same spot but we found old Mama headless. We suspect either a Malay Civet or a Common Palm Civet which we have seen lurking around in the wee hours of the night.
It’s a real pity we lost old Mama but at least her little girl seems to be steady at incubating her first batch. We tried putting old Mama egg’s under her but she would not have any of it. What a hissing fit she puts up everytime we come near.
New Addition To Our Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Herd
Walking around The Kebun last night brought a surprise when we found that the mangosteen tree planted so many years ago finally bore fruits. It is always so nice to see your hard work finally show results.
Durian season is here and this time we get to savor the king of fruits right here on the property. Anyone want some want a taste sniff?
This is what is left of our animal quarantine building after we ripped the place apart gutted the place to make way for the Bunk House which will cater to our budget travellers. Planned for 6 double decker bunk beds with separate bath/toilet with facilities for the boys and girls with a communal living room and kitchen.
Looking at the figures that it is costing every month to run The Kebun made me cry like a baby gave me chills. Seriously this can’t go on. Decision time has come around and The Kebun is going to be turned into a Farm Stay experience the first we think of its kind in Sarawak.
Giving ourselves 8 weeks to whip get it into shape.
5 months later am back for a short look see on the farm. Honestly the farm looks like it is getting to be run down. My list of things to do before getting back to work in Sabah is 163!. I want to get these done by myself will have to leave most of that to the farmhands.
Now the first thing is to clear the fallen old Nangka Tree.
In the days before you Doe is due, start placing her up for the night in the kidding pen where she will have some privacy. Sometimes we will put them in with another doe they get along well with because naturally goats do not like to be alone, so giving the doe ‘a friend’ (if needed) helps keep down stress. By placing the doe up a few days before the actual kidding time gives her time to adjust to her new pen. A video monitor, something we have been thinking about but cannot afford at the moment, would be rather nice at this point to save on having to walk over to the pens in the odd hours of the night to check them over.