Friday, 18 March 2011

Getting ready for the rains

In March, temperatures soar as Kenya moves towards the rainy season, writes Elizabeth Gomm.
Everywhere you look villagers are hoeing and planting, getting ready for the rains when everything will start to grow again. Every spare piece of land is planted with maize - the staple crop.
Here at the Happy House the outdoor staff, with some extra casual labour to help, are getting ready for the rainy season.
All sorts of vegetables and fruits are being planted  and shade created to ensure that the plants get the very best opportunity to grow and flourish.
This year will see our best harvest yet and all the food grown will go straight to the kitchen where it will be used to feed the children.
You can't get fresher than that!
And getting ready for the rains is the theme of a scene in our fashion show, here are our little farmers (Fakiri, John, Benedict, Carson, Katana, Mark) rehearsing for their part in the show… "Country Boy" Papa Dave has been giving them some tips!