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The Next Chapter

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I am currently at my next farm, about an hour north of Chiang Mai, here is what you have missed:

13 hr night train ride from BKK. Sleeper train full, window seat next to cockroach family (insects on wall, not meant as racial slur) = no sleep. Met up with the Brit from previous farm, long bus/delivery van ride to farm.

One of many stops

One of many stops

About the farm: New Host has 2 restaurants back in town and a floating cottage on reservior where people pay to stay. Nice wood house, good rooms and beds since some tourists stay here before going out to cottage. Wifi, DVDs, help yourself bar (pricey), cooks, and cleaners. Some Thai farm workers.
Farm is far more developed than previous, most food for us and eateries is picked here. The meals are great with fresh mushrooms every meal that grow in a special room. So far: i’ve been turning dirt, composting, weeding around asparagus, and making strawberry planters out of coconut.  Also, catfish in pond i have tried to catch, but only got one crab. Brit caught 3 fish, fried, we ate for supper.

In rod we trust

In rod we trust

People: Host is retired British military, looks tough, very laid back. Hostess is Thai and stays in town during week to work at their food places. The Brit you already know, he has been traveling and drinking a lot since he left the last farm. He is leaving Wednesday to head back to BKK. 2 girls from Belguim also here WWOOFing, speak French and decent English, fun and good workers, I will refer to them as Jerry Lewis. And I, who will be here until Saturday. After that I go where the buses take me.

Sunday was a day off, so the Brit and I biked around a little then picked up Jerry Lewis and headed to the reservoir. In Srilanna National Park, the area is beautiful and hilly. A nice change from the relatively flat Bang Phra. We swam off some rocks and jumped off a floating dock house.

Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap

I love being away from it all in this very small farming community, with just one small store a 40 minute crab walk away. We take photos of every sunset, weather is perfect, and it’s quiet. A guy could get used to this. ชีวิตของเกษตรกรเป็นง่ายหนึ่ง