Farm Girl – finca chica

We only had a few hours, but my visit to the farm was the highlight of the trip so far. The boys loved the yearbook/memorial and looking at the pictures of graduation on my computer. It was great to see the boys. There were a lot of hugs and  smiles.

There are also a number of changes on the farm.  The old pond was drained and new adjacent ponds have been dug for the Tilapia fishery. Yony’s house is almost complete.  They don’t have the water pipes hooked up to the house yet, the electric needs some adjustments and the appliances need to be installed, but the walls, ceiling, floor and front porch are completed. He has moved a few items in, but his family won’t be there for several more weeks or a month.

Jossue Palma the computer teacher is also teaching English!  That seems to be going well.   There are 16 boys in the graduating class.  They were working on catching, naming and displaying insects for a class project.  This year there are only 50 students total.

For those who have worked on organizing and maintaining the bodega (storage are) it looked good. Someone was working on re-plastering the  bottom of the walls inside of the guest house and the outside walls, inside the screened in porch.

I learned that The El Hogar Orphanage and  Technical Institute are accredited by the government but the Farm isn’t; that was news to me.

The time went by so fast.  Before I knew it, it was time to go.  It was very kind of the bishop to bringing me all the way out to the farm.  We visited the Orphanage and St. Mary’s school upon our return to Tegucigalpa.

The he asked if I had brought shoes for the farm.  I mentioned I had special farm boots that are black and white rubber cowboy boots that looked like lace from a distance, but up close have skulls and cross bones on them, which the boys really love, but I didn’t  bring them this time.
I guess I really am a farm girl at heart, because those boys, cooks and teachers at the farm sure do have my heart.

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