Friday, November 11, 2011

May 2011 - More cows arrive

Temperatures continued to climb during May, with most days in the high 40's and no sign of rain. The farm worker's accommodation was finished and a new farming couple were hired from a nearby village to look after the cows. Another another cow and female calf were bought bringing the number of cows to two adults giving milk and 3 female calves growing to maturity. The boys were busy studying for exams and the 5 oldest boys completed 10th standard. This is a great achievement considering how much school they had missed prior to coming to Shalom. Thanks to some generous donations from a couple of families at our church, we now have enough money to build a small cottage to house four widows on the property. They will assist with cooking, cleaning and farming tasks. We also have most of the funds needed to construct a second floor on the main building. This will allow us to provide seperate sleeping areas for the boys and staff.

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