(worker clearing up debris)
I am building another new farm to add to my farm collecting which located in the Selangor. It is a shop lot unit. I have spotted this area for a while there are plenty of birds here and there is only one old farm here.
The old farm I mentioned is about one and a half year old. From sources, it has more than 200 nests. I was quite pessimistic about this figure from a close friend of mine who is a local there.
There are only 2 rolls of shop lots in this area with one old farm. The location I call it “best” surrounding with old palm plantation and rivers. My curiosity force me to do a birds count on the old farm at 7.30 pm.
First it was one or two entering the farm then 4 to 5. Later 10 to 15 entering the hole at one go. As it goes my eyes couldn’t catch up with the numbers of birds going into the farm. As we know at this point it was sheer speed. Thru my experiences of observation It could easily exceeded 2000 birds and more are coming and it’s getting dark and I am unable to see them clearly. I believe it could be more than 200 nests easily by looking at the numbers of birds going into the farm.
My renovation started 2 weeks ago and it is almost completed. What surprised me was as my workers were clearing up the debris a lorry turned up and unload some construction materials.
I asked the driver all these materials are for who? He replied, this for the shop next to yours. So my neighbor is going to build a farm too? Yes smiled the driver and after unloaded the bricks he left.
Next day a group of construction worker arrives there were many of them (6-8). I smiled with one of them and said “what a big group” and jokingly said how many storey of farm you all wanted to build with such big group.
He was a nice fellow, he replied my boss wants us to complete it fast in a week time. As we spoke I manage to get some information from him. Obviously I did not expose my identity. I just said I am here to help a friend to send food and tools for the Indon workers.
He claimed his boss (which I cannot mention name here) a so call big time consultant in this area and the whole of Malaysia. A well know figure in Swiftlet farming. Has build thousand of farm with not even one unsuccessful. He has hundred of farm now waiting to be built and having uncounted customers queuing up to do booking. ( ha..ha..ha.. Inside me I laugh of course). In fact I had revamped farms that made by him.
I replied oh I see. I prompted him further. He replied’ this farm belongs to my boss. He wants a farm here. He built many farms for people and this one is for himself so we have to do a good job. With complement I say “you are a good worker”.
Yesterday my Indon worker called to inform me that those guy from next door (which I can’t mention name here) went inside my farm to view. I bet they want to see the design. Well let them see. There’re still many things which I yet to add on.
I only add on the important partitioning after the farm is completed with sound. Which mean all planking and construction works had completed and the door could be locked then only I will erect the partion and add in certain stuff myself.
Let see whose farm could attract more birds. I can’t wait see the result. This is what I have been waiting for it is very interesting and exciting to prove those so called heavy consultant what their skills worth.
At the same time to show those queuing up customers (if they really exist) how stupid there really are.
Good farming All!