Thursday, June 9, 2011

Norma's Letter from Jos: June 9

Note: Norma runs Zamani Farms near Jos.  Her weekly letters to her customers contain insights on conditions on the farm and in Jos town and surroundings.

Vegetable orders for Thursday 16 June
Thursday, June 9, 2011
From: Norma

Hello customers,

It has been a productive week on the farm. We are gradually getting things into shape. Our bridge is being repaired, as is the greenhouse, which now holds a forest of tomato plants. We are in the queue for a tractor at our local farm centre, and hopefully our main field, now cleared of grass, will be plowed and ridged sometime next week. Then we can begin our new planting. We have lots of seedlings in seed crates waiting to be planted out once the field is ready.

We had a relatively dry week, which was also good for most of our crops, although the rains have now returned and we are getting fairly heavy showers every day. But in between the rains we have lovely periods of bright sunny weather, so things are growing well.


We are planning to continue with our weekly deliveries up to the end of June. In July we will go back to Mubi to do more work on our landscaping project there. But they have had only four rains so far this year in Mubi, and the ground is still too dry for us to do the work we have planned for them. When we hear that the rains are steady there, we will plan our movements, and we will let you know in good time.

Please do ensure that you get your orders in early so that we can order beef tomatoes for you and look for nice onions and potatoes.

Thank you all for being such loyal customers. If we continue to have relative peace in Plateau State we promise you a better selection of lovely vegetables in the coming months as we get our farm back to the way it used to be before the crisis of January 2010. Let us hope for peace.

More farm news next week.

Best regards,

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