|inside the high-fivers house|
|Manager explaining the goals|
of Linda Farm
Linda farm is a self-sustained community of 82 people (young and old, able and disabled) who produce crops, breed chickens, goats and soon-to-be pigs for sale to market.
Rabeccah had called the manager moments before we arrived to ask him to assemble the community and gave a brief introduction to the purpose of our visit so that he was prepared. So whilst the villagers gathered, he took us on a short tour of the farm. They water the fields with buckets pulled from a crocodile-infested river running along one edge of their land, but were in the process of fixing a large water pump when we arrived which will massively reduce the risk to life when working the fields and save a huge amount of time. They were also building an "ablutions block" with toilets and showers which they hope to finished in a few months time.
|new chicks, just arrived at Linda Farm|
Once the people were assembled on chairs under a tree, we gave a demo to the community of how to use the kits before answering all their questions, sometimes directly and others with the manager translating. They seemed incredibly pleased and some of the kids were even brave enough to try a sip of the orange-flavoured re-hydration drink when I passed it around.
|At Waterberry lodge|
|Sunset river cruise with Shadreck|
The evening was topped off with a gourmet 3 course dinner, an Amarula by the campfire a few glasses of red on our veranda listening to the hippos grunting to each other. Magic.