People often shutter when we mention our living conditions in Chencha, Ethiopia:
no running water, a pit latrine for a bathroom, electricity that's not always reliable, internet if we’re lucky, and a lack of most modern conveniences. We had all of these things in the capital city of Addis Ababa
while we were stuck in a bureaucratic quagmire for three months, but we’ve gladly given them up for farm life
in Chencha, with its fresh, clean air, plenty of productive work to do when we want to, and plenty of room to play when we don’t want to work.
Baby Girl’s face says it all:
We love our little farm life!
Here are some pictures from around the farm, as I’d rather show you than tell you what we’ve been up to. You’ll see that a lot is going on, like setting up the house, construction, gardening, raising the new flock of chicks for the hatchery, and just enjoying the life that God has blessed us with.
Our Humble Abode
The Construction Crew
A Little Gardening
Thanks for letting us show you around!
For more about life on the farm, check out Jonathan's previous articles:
On the Farm Update #1: Welcome to the Farm
On the Farm Update #2: Apples
On the Farm Update #3: Chickens