Lunchtime at the children's centre in South Africa where children of tea estate workers learn and play with their friends. On today's menu: lamb with rice, vegetables and dumplings!
This time of year in Malawi brings the rain with it which means crops in the kitchen gardens - especially the leafy vegetables - are looking healthy!
Hi fans, it's a new year and we are making new plans. The key this year is to grow strong, healthy tea plants and we're already producing good results. From Austin
Hi fans, we are plucking leaves and things are looking very good. My goal for this year is to organise our local football competition again and we might start a netball competition too. What about you? From Fredrick
As we welcome 2017, we welcome new growth, fresh crops and prosperous harvests. Happy New Year!
On behalf of everyone at Tetley Farmers First Hand, we hope you have a great New Year's Eve!
Hi everyone, my hope for next year is to grow more food at home. I feel very proud that my children Jerry and Yoland can pick fresh peaches and nectarines, and next year I want to grow more vegetables. Have a happy new year, Jan
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from Tetley Farmers First Hand!
Hi fans, the children are now on their Christmas holiday from school and are very excited. We wish you a great Christmas, from Laston
Hi fans, we are busy making plans for Christmas. I will enjoy the holiday with my wife and children - we like to sit on the veranda and chat during our time off. What are your plans? From Stanford
Hi everyone, the football tournament and knock out games are going well so we have decided to play some extra games and will have the final in early January. The children are enjoying themselves and the whole community has been watching it. Thanks, Fredrick
Hello everyone, we've had rain recently and it looks like we will have a bumper yield of tea. Green pasture is everywhere around us and our goats and cattle are happy. From Austin
Hi fans, how are you? Last month we started a football competition for local young people and 13 teams entered. This month is the final and I've bought a trophy to give to the winning team. Thanks, Fredrick
Hi fans, I'm glad to hear from you again. At the moment we're busy planting tea and preparing fields for new harvests. We give our land break every couple of years so it doesn't become over-worked. Hope you have a good week, from Sara
Hi everyone, our kitchen garden lets everyone grow and cook their own vegetables and teaches the children as well. This week I've planted the pumpkins early as the weather's been good. Thanks, Stanford
Hi everyone, warmer weather is here so we're planting vegetables in our gardens. I also plan to plant more in my orchard where I'm growing apples and oranges. Thanks, from Jan
Hello fans, we have finished plucking for the week and are enjoying the weekend. Today we've got a meeting at Sathawa village with local children and their relatives. We’re making sure they're ready to return to school for the new week. Thanks, Stanford
Hi everyone, how are you? This week I've been supervising our usual planting projects and this weekend my wife and I are heading to plant some maize for ourselves. Thanks, Fredrick