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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
Our way to offer thanks for blessing us with our farm and for the company of our guests and friends. We also ask for help to those in need; those who are unwell and those who are less fortunate than ourselves; just two words….
Hi! I am a friend of Ae’s and I am tasked to undertake some of the management of his Thung Dong Farm Stay web-site. The picture of Ae, above, was sent in by a recent guest to the farm and so as a change from all the animals blogs I thought that this photo of the farmer himself might make a nice change? Ah well never mind! More animals next time!
Just a quick update on our ‘baby’ Naak!
We can watch him grow with every day that passes; he is the most gentle of buffaloes and loves a scratch and a hug! He’s a big baby still as can been seen from his ‘milky’ mouth just after feeding from his mother Nohn. He’s a lucky fellow indeed and will continue to take advantage of ‘milk on tap’ until he’s at least one year old!
Thung Dong Farm, our farm, is surrounded by jungle, National Parks and hills and mountains and so it is only natural that we have the pleasure of being regularly visited by all manner of creatures not including our own animals! Civet Cats, Leopard Cats, Pangolins birds of many varieties including Eagles and owls but it still came as a bit of a surprise when a young Monitor Lizard took up residence in a tree near the store room. We called him Charlie and he has been with us now for over 2 months; he is quite shy but surprisingly tame. He eats insects and occasionally an egg or two. We hope he stays with us; shy or not Charlie is very welcome!