I had stomach cram because of laughing too much. Laughing my guts out almost every other day. Receiving emails and calls from many of my readers. I love them because they make me laugh. Laughing is the best medicine for all things. One particular reader even asked me how to produce Red nests as he owned a failed farm.
I told him get your farm right first before I tell you more about Red nests otherwise you would be lost and may not understand what I am talking about.
Another reader engaged a wrong (half bucket water consultant) consultant and wanted me to talk to his consultant and advise him what to do. In other words I am directing the whole show and his consultant is getting paid while I get none.
Another one is in dilemma because his so called very well known consultant wanted to use magnetic tweeters for internal use and he reads on the Web that most tweeters for Swiftlet farms are of non magnetic (piezo). He was confused and asked my advice.
My replied was” If the consultant can’t even distinguish between Piezo and Magnetic tweeter. I wonder how well he could design a good farm for you. Therefore your farm is on the road to failure even before you start the sound.”
I think for the moment instead of advising and teaching readers what kind of things are needed in farm, and what they should do and what they shouldn’t do in farms. It is better to teach them “How to choose a consultant.” This should be the first step. If one fails the first step then no point of going to the second step.
As I had visited many failed farms sometimes I couldn’t believe what I saw. I told myself how could they build farms like this. Even my Bangla and Indon workers could design better farms.
What to do, the trend now is the more they know nothing the more people like to engage them. I think those who got involved in Swiftlet farming wanted those consultants that know very little. Probably because they afraid the consultants are smarter than them.
So the least you know the more you are in demand. Well, in this case people like me would be least wanted, no wonder we have time writing blog and giving advice to others….ha…ha..ha...
There are many who build Swiftlet farms for others don’t even know the different between Apus-Apus and A. Fuciphagus. To them all that fly in the sky are the same. This also goes to those who DIY their own farms. There was once a reader called me and asks should he put a small PVC pipe across all the planks in his farm so that the Swiftlets could perch on them.
Being a blogger I received many weird emails and calls but somehow I would always try to explain to them. I hope they would appreciate what we have done so far.
Before Swiftlet farming blogs existed to see the internal of a farm would be hard. No one would show their farms to anyone. Today not only pictures of farms are available in the blogs but also advice and techniques on how to build good farm.
Now those who wanted to get involve in Swiftlet farming are very much luckier than us with all information just at their finger tips on the Web.
Somehow these new generations of Swiftlet farmers are still lack the basic knowledge that needed to build good farm. I guess this has to do with personal ability such as observance, sharpness, intelligent, and so on without forgetting choosing a consultant.
Good Swiftlet Farming All!