First Rabbit Meal at Agape.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU and one more time THANK YOU to those incredible people that have supported this project. My personal health has put a big dent into this project's time frame (Kidney transplant 10 months ago, reconstructive abdominal muscle surgery 10 days ago) I am doing well !!!!
Now the important stuff :
With the money we raised, plus a little bit from myself as well as the workers at the rabbit farms willingness to work for NO pay for a few months, we were able to complete the second rabbit barn which includes a watering system, an electrical system, a ventilation system and about 200 new rabbit cages. We had to build a retaining wall to protect the farm against the famous Thai floods. All went very well and the farm looks impressive. We now have, as of the last count at the end of April,1199 rabbits. ( Males 75, Females 316, Young 808 ) I will get the latest count next week.
The MOST important thing we accomplished was at the beginning of the second quarter. We distributed our first rabbit meat to Safe Haven Orphanage ( 40 Kilograms ). They have received that every week since then as well as 140 kilograms of rabbit meat to Agape Orphanage and Learning center every week since that incredible day in early April. We were also able to record the age, weight and hight of the children.
I was also able to land a few paying customers ( Bangkok Restaurants ) for rabbit meat, which will help support this project. We found a fertilizer company and are in the process of negotiating a long term contract for the sale of the rabbit manure. Whatever we can get is great, for the moment.
We have started the process of getting a health certificate or veterinary certificate for he farm and hopefully will have that in place by the end fo the year.
As you all know, this project is very dear to my heart. A glorifying moment in the life of HE was my ability to bring to my home in Thailand 10 orphans from Safe Haven Orphanage for Thai New Year. It was GREAT and we spend three days at the beach and the ocean. They had never seen the ocean. They played on the beach, swam in the pool and learned how to rollerblade. What a fabulous time we all had. I cooked to my hearts content, they ate it all.
In conclusion: So much more to do. .Need help. Please volunteer. Come and visit..
Construction of new barn
Building of retaining wall
Construction of new barn
David from Agape picking up Rabbit Meat
Children from SHO helping to get dinner ready
Children from SHO having dinner at my home
Roller blade lesson for children at SHO