Wild Elephants at the Temple

Five wild elephants ended up at the dam at the beginning of the month. The dam is only one kilometre away from Cardamom House.  It may be the drought that forced them to go in search of water, or it maybe that their habitat has been destroyed by increased development. Elephants are very sensitive to human presence. They are also strong and can break through metal fences and trample houses and crops. Eventually they were driven up into the hills by people drumming. More wild life is being seen in the area…. Read more »

Lettuces and maintenance

This is now the hot season – a good time for maintenance. There’s painting to be done; paths and steps to be checked for safety; cupboards to be emptied, cleaned and sorted; and the vegetable garden to be tended. At the moment the lettuces are growing really well. The compost bin is filling rapidly. Spinach is regularly harvested for soups and as an addition to curry dishes. It  is also a time for checking and planning the different areas of the gardens and grounds.