After a few surveys and consultations with our village chief work has progressed speedily on building a small dam directly opposite the main gate to the farm.
On all accounts, by expert diviners and Feng Shui practitioners, this water feature elevates the farms good fortune and all who stay with us with blessings bestowed when entering and leaving the farm by way of the main entrance!
It will take several months to settle and we will landscape the banks with trees and shrubs plus retaining Korean Velvet Grass as promoted by HRH our King. Have at look at the these two snaps and I hope to post the completed project in about 6 months time for the enjoyment of all and by which time we will have water, water everywhere….and every drop to drink!
It’s that time of the year after the hot season, in June at the start of the rains that our ‘Mob’ of Guineas start to lay their eggs!...but where? We mainly find their nests when we cut the grass and hope that we have found them before their shells are penetrated by too much rain. Guineas are not the most careful parents and often after laying their eggs will wander-off to find their favourite insect and forget completely about their unhatched youngsters! So we have to try and find their nest in a hurry.
The first nest of the season consisted of 24 eggs all now safely in incubators for the 28 day incubation period. We have to be extremely careful of the temperature and humidity levels to ensure successful hatching but the excitement in watching the baby keets peck their way out of their shells into the big wide world of Thung Dong Farm is a wonder to behold!
Ken and family, our intrepid guests from Singapore, took to the early morning skies over Doi Saket in an amazingly coloured Hot Air Balloon during their stay with us at the farm. A perfect flight followed by a champagne breakfast and an awful lot of hot air!