Posts Tagged ‘Sarawak Farmstay’
We have not been accepting any bookings for the past 2 weeks and it looks like we will be have to work harder at finishing all the knick knacks that need to be completed by December when our next guest’s begin to arrive for their homestay booking.
One thing is for sure, all the repainting alone is hardwork and its amazing to think that only 10 years ago we were painting the same bungalows. We hope the rain will not come as often as it does almost every afternoon.
The Kebun is now undergoing a bit of sprucing up now that we have decided to officially open up the farm for homestay bookings. Busy lot we are what with some repainting and minor repairs going on apart from our usual chores. We really want to thank all of you previous visitors that encouraged us to turn the farm into a proper homestay experience. We are not accepting anymore walk in guest’s for the moment until mid December where our committed bookings shall continue.
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.
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.
Our 2009 batch of Jamnapari Kids out in one of the paddocks. Extremely friendly these bunch are.
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.