Update: Down On The Farm, an evolving vision.
Slow, yet steady progress is being made on The Good Shepherd Farm. Initial work was delayed due to the death of the area engineer prior to the completion of necessary paper work for the project. Although permission for the project has been granted by the Town Council, additional improvements were called for prior to “stocking” chickens on the six acre parcel. The land has been fenced with the appropriate material providing for a safe environment for chickens to be raised and eggs to be harvested. Also completed are a pit latrine, a developed water source, and a concrete bridge to span the ditch at the point of entry.
Chicken feeders have been built off-site and are ready to be transferred to the Farm in the near future. The next phase of the project will be the construction of an office, and then the actual chicken “houses” will follow. Meanwhile a portion of the acreage has been set aside for the planting of sweet potatoes. This crop will help provide food for the children of Omega School next year. Pray for a bountiful harvest in 2009.
Although the “dream” of The Good Shepherd Farm has been slow to be realized, the love expressed in prayers and giving by REACH sponsors and friends have brought its fulfillment much nearer.
Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity. Continue to pray for the Farm’s development and expansion in the months and years to come. As funds are provided the Farm will continue to grow, providing food and income for Omega School