A house in the local village

Yesterday we dropped off some grass and plants at a local village home where seven children live. The ground is hard and unpleasant for the children to play. We would like to help make the garden a little more comfortable and attractive for the children to enjoy.

The back of their garden

This is Elizabeth and her sister.  Elizabeth, along with her elder brothers and sisters often come to visit our farm because we have a beautiful play area for the children to have fun.   They enjoy swimming in our pool and this has helped with their confidence since most Dominican’s don’t know how to swim.

We brought them coconuts, palms, banana palms and other plants.  Luis in the red shirt is the eldest brother that lives in the local village house, he helps me with my horses.  Anes and Raphael are wonderful Haitian workers that live on our farm.

The children enjoyed working in the garden.

Lets hope it rains and if it does not then we will deliver water in a large tank.

Some fat pigs slipping and sliding in the thick clay mud just off the road.  There were about 20 of them, mostly piglets hiding in the bushes.  These were lucky pigs since most of the pigs are kept in tiny cages just big enough for them to turn around.  My children were amused.


About earthboys

Nature is our way of living. It is a gift to cherish and share with our loved ones. Nature is also our gift to our children. It has allowed them to unfold in a graceful childlike way. Growing up in Southern Africa amidst the wildlife, I, myself feel the significance of what nature offers, a call for environmental enlightenment and a unearthing of the relationships between plants, insects and wildlife. We have provided our children with a safe paradise where they can enjoy and be one with nature, playing with worms, watching an ant trail, flitting along after a butterfly, gathering, smelling and admiring a beautiful flower, building sand structures of mountains and lakes. They are always happy when they are outdoors. Their relationship with our animals is one full of love and caring. Our children have brought us great joy and happiness. This blog is dedicated to them, and an inspiration to others.
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3 Responses to A house in the local village

  1. gardenmama says:

    It is lovely to see this post, as you had shared through words this experience it is nice to see photos along with it.

  2. kelly says:

    How good it is that your children have local children to play with and swim with. Good fun all working on that special garden too.

  3. ravindra says:

    Its a beautiful village, beautiful people, beautiful children, beautiful trees and beautiful surroundings!

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