After their marriage, Malee and her husband spent their lives in Wang Pratart Farm, Kamphaeng Phet, for about three years, from 1931-1934. This farm was established close to the Ping River on in excess of 520 hectares of paddy field and more than 40 hectares of gardens and plantations. There were many buildings within the farm, including power house and pumping station, warehouses, cattle barns, workshops and residences for families and tenants. This farm also equipped with many modern machineries of the time.
However, life in the farm must be difficult as was mentioned by Malee to her children later in her life. The area was not only haboured various diseases, but also where bandits were rampant, so much so that the tenants had space under the floor of their residences that had been converted into bunkers, lined with sandbags, in case of attack. She therefore requested her husband to change the job, in which he later got accepted into the Anglo-Siam Co. Ltd.(formerly Siam Forest Co. Ltd), as a forest assistant, in 1934. This company at that time was operating logging railways in various forests both sides of Doi Phu Nang mountain range, northwest of Muang Pong, a small village in Amphoe Ban Muang, Changwat Nan. (Nowadays Amphoe Pong, Changwat Phayao)
One of the reasons that her husband, Kiet Wattananikorn, could easily secure a job with the company might be because of his earlier experiences before coming to work in Wang Pratrat Farm, in response to K.G. Gairdner’s persuasion in 1929. In 1927, about a year after kiet finished his study from Saint Xavier Institution, Penang, he accompanied his friend, Ken, to visited Ken’s father, K.G. Gairdner, in Ban Tha Luk, Lampoon. During the time Gairdner was responsible for a logging railway project for the BBTC in Mae Li Forest. Seeing foresters’ interesting life, Kiet decided to ask Gairdner for a temporary job with the BBTC in the area, where he worked for about two years, from 1927-1929.