- October 31, 2018
- Posted by: Muhaise
- Category: Farming
The farm has been designed and developed to be attractive and enjoyable to both workers and visitors with a number of different interesting activities. The attractive environment enables the employees to produce quality goods and service in addition of providing good customer service The following are a number of enjoyable activities that I enjoy when I am at the farm;
Feeding the fish
I enjoy seeing the excitement of fish swimming from different corners of the ponds towards me when they notice I have arrived with fish feed. They grab the feed as soon as I drop it in the water. There is literally a fight for feed between tilapia and catfish. The catfish is rather slow in swimming when compared to tilapia but quite strong and can cannibalize the small tilapia.
There is a lot to see, touch , feel , hear and smell when I go for the forest wall. The noise of insects and birds are quite entertaining. I have to be alert as I walk lest I step on the safari ants that cause me a lot of nuisance when they enter my clothes . I sometimes site monkeys and tree climbing squirrels jumping from one tree to another.
It is a wonderful site to see different types of flowers as I walk around the farm. I am always welcome by the scent of the night rose in case my walk is early in the morning. Later on in the day the flowers attract bees , butterflies and other insects that are exciting to see.
The farm has two small bamboo forests on about half an acre each which provide a cool breeze throughout the day. I get refreshed especially in the afternoons when I spend some time relaxing under the bamboo forests. Bamboo plants are the fastest growing plants that I have come across achieving over 10 feet in a year.
I sometimes take a swamp walk that takes me through the soggy grounds using the improvised crossing areas. The swamp is of about two and half acres. Here I come face to face with animals, insects, birds and plants that make swampy areas their home. On some days I meet monkeys relaxing on the swamp walk ways and they reluctantly give me way to continue with my walk. I use the swamp to recollect in my mind the importance of sustainable farming.
There are a lot of guavas both local and exotic that I love eating as I walk around the farm. The guavas are randomly distributed all over the farm courtesy of monkeys , birds and other wildlife that distribute the seeds all over the farm. These seeds germinate into mature guavas that I enjoy as I walk around the farm.
I know farmers do not like spending a bit of time at farms because of lack enjoyable activities that they can be involved in . The enjoyable activities should include leisure gardens, paths for nature walk, trees, flower gardens, different crops , animals , farm house equipped as a second home on the farm . I always look forward going to the farm because of the enjoyable activities that I have incorporated in the design of the farm.