We arrived back in Mombasa last week and as is normal hit the ground running! Once we had caught up with news at Tumaini we set about planning a trip into the hills. It was a really exciting journey as we were told of a short cut to Mgambonyi! I suppose the definition of short cut is a more direct route; which in fairness it was, but what a road! We seemed to wind round and round the hills for hours (Maureen said she’d never been round a mountain so many times!), the views were amazing and it put our little 4×4 to the test!
We arrived in good time for lunch after a 6am start! Because the weather is cold people like to feed you so we had to eat before we could set off exploring land and discussing cows! It really is interesting and we’re enjoying learning about a new culture and way of life.
We met a newly born calf when we arrived and even I have to admit, it’s pretty cute – I’m sure that’s not the technical definition but it looked healthy as well. We discussed our next step forward and identified land that could be cleared to grow napier grass for our soon to be purchased cows! The community are really excited about partnering with us to help increase the milk production in the area, so as we buy and name our first cow, we mark the start of a new journey.
We have identified two families that we can work with to start our “Share a Cow” programme. It’s an interesting concept and seems to be catching the imagination of the people we have discussed it with. Would you like to know more about how to sponsor a cow?
How can you resist a face like that?
We thought it would be good to get some comments on the photo of me and Jane deep in discusion, what caption would you put to the photo? Drop us an email or write a comment.
We are looking forward to bringing you updates as this exciting venture develops and would like to thank those who have already sponsored and named a cow (we’ll be in touch as we progress!)
Thanks Xx Glyn, Janey & Maureen