Posts Tagged ‘Around The Kebun’

THERE IS A HOLE IN THE SAMPAN

The Sampan

There is a new hole in the sampan. Last night’s heavy rain made the stream swell and the sampan got bashed around a bit. Should have not been a lazy ass have tied the sampan better. As if there is not enough to do?

OFF WITH IT'S HEAD!

Unwelcomed Phyton

There are few things sadder on a Farm when you notice Mrs. Goose or Mrs. Duck calling for their kids who were swallowed by a python missing kids. Then there is not much else more satisfying than lopping off the Python’s head when it came again to inspect the buffet visit baby Gooslings and Ducklings.

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CUSTARD APPLE

Custard Apple

Our Custard Apple tree is doing very well and we should be able to taste the fruits very soon. This is a unique tree where all of it has a use. The fruits are tasty and nutritious but all parts of this tree can be useful in traditional medicine. The unripe fruit has been used to assist against diarrhea and dysentry. The tree bark is used for skin and mucosae medicines and the seed bark contains useful tannins and astringents.  The leaves are believed to have healing properties and have been used against tumors and cancers. The fruit of the plant, serves as an expectorant, stimulant, coolant, haematinic, and is useful in treating anemia. Paste of flesh of this plant or crushed leaves of the plant can be used for local application on ulcers, abscesses and boils. The bark has been used on gums to relieve toothaches.

OUR NEW PUP

Chilli

We brought home a stray today. She came to us when we were at the coffeeshop in town. In pretty decent shape we think someone must have dumped thrown her away. Anyways she is more than welcomed at The Kebun. We asked the farmhands to name her. Chilli is her name.

JAMNAPARI KIDS 2009 BATCH

Our 2009 batch of Jamnapari Kids out in one of the paddocks. Extremely friendly these bunch are.

WE FINISHED PAVING THE ROAD

New Paved Road To The Kebun Main Gate

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.

STARFRUIT LOOKING GOOD

starfruit

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.

HER FIRST BATCH OF EGGS

Goose Incubating

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.

JUST BORN BARBADOS KID

New Addition To Our Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Herd

MANGOSTEEN

mangosteen

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.

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