Greetings: First, if there is a more appropriate forum, please feel free to move this thread there. During the time I have been an active member of this site (had joined sometime before really becoming active), we have gone from living in the city full time, to spending a lot more time at the farm. Some of our completed projects have helped accomplish this. This includes temporary container housing, wireless internet with an outside antenna, an outside covered kitchen added to her little farm house, and a proper western toilet constructed - along with a bum gun. Being able to spend more time there has allowed us to focus more on filling in the (rice fields) land (for our future home construction). Completed outbuildings - a barn, chicken houses, a duck house, a shelter for beehives, and expanding the farm house the "Boss" built several years ago, have all helped as well. Well, now that we are spending more time at the farm, we are also eating better meals. They are also more nutritious, contain no chemicals, no drugs, etc. Our birds, for example, eat exactly what we feed them and nothing more. We do not free range our chickens, which does cost more in feed. But, recently, I noticed just how much better they taste. To me, the added cost is definitely worth it! Early in the day, I heard a chicken screaming like mad. However, it didn't last long. I stepped outside, away from my computer desk and inquired if someone were killing one of my precious fowl. Naturally, the Boss denied any wrong doing and lied, telling me it was a chicken she bought at the market - just as she should. A while later, the dinner bell rang. In came a plate of freshly cooked chicken, complete with side dishes. Anyway, I paid very close attention, for a change, to the taste of that bird. I hadn't really done so for a long time. But, that meal was so much better than the chicken - heck, it was much better than anything we buy in the city, meats, fruit, veggies, fish, etc. It was so good, that I cannot wait for my next "purchased at the market" chicken. Spending more time at the farm now - about 3 weeks plus there per month, and one week (or less) in the city, is the single best decision we have ever made, aside from moving to this part of Cambodia (nearer to her family and her farm). I feel much healthier while at the farm. It offers fresh air, cooler temperatures (no buildings and concrete / asphalt roads to absorb so much heat during the sweltering year-round summer days), light winds, and a much more peaceful setting. I hope many others here are raising their own livestock. I cannot wait to expand ours even more.