Charlene Ruto and former journalist Caleb Karuga have been exchanging ideas on various farming projects and have kept their followers updated on the same.
On Tuesday, Charlene had the privilege of visiting Karuga’s farm and she was impressed by the standards that have been set by the ‘Farmercist’.
She said she has been following Karuga’s agricultural journey for some time and loved his approach to water harvesting and drip irrigation.
Charlene went ahead to milk a goat at the farm and documented the same on her socials.
“I have been keenly following @CalebKaruga's agricultural journey for some time now but not once did I imagine I would have the privilege of visiting his farm and get direct agricultural teachings from him The #Farmercist is not joking about his crops!
“Loved his very practical approach to water harvesting, drip irrigation systems, integrated pest management systems and bolting of managu seeds. Last slide...I milked a goat but wuueehh I was scared it would kick me...to be continued...,” she wrote.
After the farm adventure, the two proceeded to Karuga’s coffee shop for milkshake and took some photos.
“Today was the day...to try out the most happening coffee shop in the 254...yyeepp...@coffee_254.ke
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“And the thank God that the sun is back because that cappucino milkshake slapped a good one!” wrote Charlene.
As expected, Kenyans online commented on their photo saying they look good together.
Kibet: Hii nayo imeenda
Wayne: Karuga the first son is visible
Monga: Two great personalities. You guys can make a wonderful couple.
Others, however, differed, saying Charlene and Caleb are just two friends who are enthusiastic about farming and often compare notes.
Caleb expressed his pleasure at hosting Charlene at his farm, noting that they had fruitful discussions on matters agriculture and how they can create a positive impact.
In a recent interview, the farmer, who also creates content on his socials, emphasized the importance of social media in business saying when used well it can diversify one’s income streams.
Roughly ten years after losing his media job, Karuga now owns Wendy Farms, located on the outskirts of Kikuyu town.
“We farm horticulture: mostly common vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, seasonal indigenous vegetables such as saget, managu and amaranth.
“We also rear dairy goats and do beekeeping for honey production. Through social media I have gotten clients who come to purchase produce,” he said.
Charlene is also a farmer and identifies as a ‘Bee mum’ due to her passion for beekeeping. In June, she narrated how she was stung by bees while harvesting honey at her grandparents’ farm.
She went ahead to emphasise the importance of proper gear in honey harvesting but laughed off the incident.
"Between Tuesday & Wednesday I visited my grandparents' beehives to help clean & harvest their honey. They had some gooodd honey. On Wednesday I got stung three times because my suit zip haikufika mwisho (we can never overtalk about the safety and precaution needed in beekeeping) Uzuri sikufura sana," she wrote.