Makha Bucha Day
Temples in Thailand organize "Wian Thian' which is a candlelight procession on the evening of
and commemorates the meeting of Buddha and his first 1,200 disciples.
...and so it was at our ancient temple, Wat Bua Nak, which sits on a hill adjacent to the farm.
An evening of meditation and Buddhist sermons, serenity and thanksgiving.
A very Thai and very wonderful occassion!
Lili's a big girl now!
I have returned from visiting my parents in central Thailand and it was wonderful to meet Lilly again (besides my folks!). She has grown into the most beautiful girl and I am sure that she remembered me! She is totally spoilt by my Mom with a daily brush and fresh fish every evening! My Mom loves Lily very much and at times I even got jealous for the lack of attention which was always showered upon Lily first!
The School for Life!
Khun Gowri and Khun Markus, Tharaa & Thejas, K. Gowri’s Mom and her brothers all donated towards giving The School for Life home for underprivileged youngsters, which we at the farm also support, kilos of cooking rice and lots of Soya milk. I took them there yesterday and they were greatly received. We have to thank Khun Markus’s family for all their kindness and compassion to help these kids who have so little.
Thank you very, very much!
Do you remember me?
I haven’t seen my parents for 10 months so I’m going down to central Thailand soon to visit them and to see Lili who I found in a cardboard box at the side of the road and who my Mom adopted! I am sure Lili has grown a lot by now but I wonder if she will still remember me?
Happy Lunar New Year!
Time with some of our dogs!
The farm would not be complete without our dogs!...and guests to the farm enjoy interacting with our animal family equally if not more than they do with our guests!
Nothing much like a winter breakfast to start the day! Fresh air, a slight chill and a splendid view make that breakfast just that little bit special!
Khun Markus, Khun Gowri & family, recent guests at the farm, were kind enough to visit The School for Life to donate gifts to the homeless kids to brighten their day. Thank you so much for your kindness; it is very much appreciated and not forgotten!
Too cute not to share!
Young Sophie, a recent guest on the farm, drew these really cute images of her time with us! In fact, I think, they are too cute not to share!
Farewell & safe travels Sasha!
Our long-staying guest, Sasha, left us a few days back to head home to The U.K. She will be very much missed by us all but especially by our Izzie; from the snap it look as though Sasha has already told Izzie that she is leaving!
Happy Birthday Lois!
Many blessings for Loi Kathrong!
We are almost back to normal here in the north of Thailand and everyone is anticipating a wonderful Loi Kathrong full of happiness and good-will. The airport will be closed at certain hours to allow, what is expected to be, 1,000's of Lanterns adorning the night sky. The down-river barriers are closed to create a high tide to allow the good folks of the city and visitors alike to give thanks to the waters by floating their Kathrongs adorned with candles, incense, flowers and a few Baht for all of our blessings and good luck. A few days ago I floated my own Kathrong in the lake on the farm to wish for peace and appreciation to all of our guests who we will welcome in the coming months. A blessed Loi kathrong to all!
A snap too good not to share!
An early Loi Kathrong snap! Khun Sakhi and family, guests on the farm, celebrate with this wonderful photograph! It's just got a very happy feeling written all over it!!