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Update from Farm November 2016

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October passed us by very swiftly here. I didn’t write much because I couldn’t seem to be able stay on track after our long road trip. I’m trying to get back on an old routine, shuffling between taking care of the boys, blogging and writing my novels. This is absolutely confusing, and when I get

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Update from the Farm:  September 2016

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You guys remember Update from the Farm series in this blog? If you have been following us for a while, you probably know the story of my parents’ farm in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. In those posts, I wrote about what happened in our humble land with the pictures my parents sent to me. The

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Something is Wrong with Our Food

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In a small sustainable community like a village I grew up in, the quality of the produce is not only determined by the fertile soil, the weathers, water, machinery or the seasons, but it is also the well-being of the farmers. When I was a kid, one of my neighbors had a farm near a lake

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Update from the Farm December 2011

How spicy is our lives if I say we are in chili business? The spiciness doesn’t feel torturing but so pampering and comforting. I couldn’t imagine living a day without chili. My curry is red, my chutney is hot, and my stir fry is pungent, everything needs a generous proportion of chilies. Our farm in Thailand

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Update from the Farm 23.11.2011

I missed home extremely and if I find a blank space in my schedule I would climb up the bed and be sad by myself. The pain of losing my father is still haunting me everywhere, but it’s getting better, just a little bit better. I talk to A-Tee everyday and she keeps updating me about

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Longan at Home

Here they are, the glorious brown pearls hung free bowed the abundant branches on the green silhouette. Our longan tree in Thailand peaks the caramel blossoms dedicating the juiciest, sweet pulps for my humble family. Do you remember this bushy, green tree in front of my house where my husband spent his vacation slumbering under its

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Update from the Ducks

Yesterday we received great news; all eggs from one of the mother ducks were hatched. These cute little ducklings were introduced to the world a few days ago. Now they demand extra special cares with food and protection. The love to snuggle cozily under the warm light while the mother was out for food. Electric light

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The Smell of Our Home

I love the way our home in Thailand smell so earthy and flourish with different sweet nectars in every corners. For example, rose apple blossoms murmur the gentle soft candied flavour to our bedroom. When we open the window at night, the nocturnal winds blow the clean air solacing us the relaxed deep dreams. Our home

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Our Rice Farm Part II

Traditionally, rice is an annual plant which means we are only grow rice once a year covering 5-6 months during monsoon when rainfalls help sustaining the extreme need of water of rice. Water needed to flood the land in order to healthily produce rice. This is the first time we experiment on growing out of the

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Ducks at Home

Imagine you could have fresh duck eggs everyday right from your very own home garden and healthy duck meat available whenever you want to devour the delicious glossy skin Peking duck. I wish I never had to leave home in Thailand where everything was within my fence and I didn’t have to worry about pesticides,

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