‘The View From Here’ is the Farmers Weekly series giving an insight into rural life from women around the world.
Here, Lucy Ajok gives us a glimpse of her life in the countryside in Uganda.
What sort of farm do you live on?
I’m 34 years old and a mother of two boys and three girls. I live on a three-acre piece of land practising mixed farming. I grow green vegetables, beans, peas, groundnuts, sesame.
I also keep two indigenous cows; I have five goats and 10 chickens. I have fruit trees like pawpaws, banana plantain and jackfruits. I have two huts; one for the boys and another for girls and myself and a well-furnished kitchen; I have a clay cupboard and Lorena cook-stove.
How involved are you with the farm?
Very much. I wake up at 6 am, check on the children, wake them up to help me around the home before they go to school.
At 6.30 am, I help my eldest son to milk the cows. The other children sweep the compound and/or fetch water before they set off for school at 7 am after they have had milk tea for breakfast.