16.06.2014

The cows must be milked three times a day. So basically, our day starts at four o’clock in the morning, when the first milking is done. And then the milk must be delivered to the collection point by not later than five thirty. After breakfast, the various errands around the farm have to be seen to. For instance, on days when we are picking tea or coffee, we are out in the fields by six in the morning and work until three or five in the afternoon. But we work more often in the tea plantation than in the coffee plantation. The tea crop needs regular pruning if it is to blossom.

Meanwhile, the cows are fed at least every three to four hours and are milked for the second time at noon, which is when we also get to have lunch.

After the tea has been delivered to the buying centre, there is no guarantee when it will be collected by the factory transporters.