Last month we harvested our first honey from the beehives on our Kasiisi School Farm – 10 litres. Not a huge harvest but our hives are new and the dry season has been quite wet which affects the yield. It was a magical experience, very dark with wonderful […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, with a generous top up from the Marr-Munning Trust, a new onsite 8-person house for volunteers and student interns is nearing completion. Here, one of our recent visitors, Stephen Barnard is being shown the well constructed veranda by the farm workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In preparation for his trip to Kasiisi later this month, Pat visited the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall Home Farm and was shown round the chicken farm by Richard Sugar, learning about their accommodation, diet, laying habits and many other aspects of good husbandry.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Good news for all men! The Korean man who I thought was carrying his wife´s pack is not doing so! When I saw them, she was feeling tired so had sent her pack on ahead for one day, which you can do, apparently. The following day, she had it again. Let me check – is […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
A piggery is being built on Kasiisi School Farm. We will need piglets! Can you spare £2.00 or more to help us populate the piggery and reach our target of £500? To donate just text PIGS25 £2 to 70070. Thank you! Or Weibale Muno! (for those who speak Rutooro!)Continue Reading... No Comments.
The quarantine house is complete, enabling the farmer to care for any individual sick hens (only two so far), and so keep the flock healthy.Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the girls from Kasiisi, Anita, has won a scholarship to go to secondary school. There were only two on offer, so she’s done brilliantly. Congratulations to her, and thanks to all who have supported our charity and made this possible! You can see an interview with her – in which she talks about […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Head to the Ravencrest Books UK blog to read an update about all the goings-on in KasiisiContinue Reading... No Comments.
Crested cranes are nesting on our farm. We’re thrilled to have these magnificent birds (and indeed omen) and look forward to many crane chicks! hello re nesting on our farm. We’re thrilled to have these magnificent birds (and indeed omen) and loore nesting on our farm. We’re thrilled to have these magnificent birds (and indeed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
February 2012 The chickens are becoming hens!Continue Reading... No Comments.
We reached our target in three months: £1000 was donated to our Text A Chicken Appeal which closed at Christmas. With the target reached, the chicks arrived at Kasiisi School Farm on Boxing Day. Will they be laying by Easter? Come back and see…Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project wishes to thank all our friends for their support throughout 2011. A very happy new year to everyone!Continue Reading... No Comments.
December: the first chicken house is not only complete but equipped and ready for chickens! £800 has now been donated in our appeal for chickens. A secure, dry two-room store house has been built and maize and other crops are growing well. The farmer, Joseph, shows them off: October: the first chicken house is complete. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At the schools… Harvard researcher Brennan Vail investigating the effects of lunch on the children. She took arm measurements and put accelerometers round their waists to monitor the level of their activity. Early results indicate that a mug of porridge produces statistically significant higher energy levels, particularly in girl orphans.Continue Reading... No Comments.