Back to Basics
Now back to normal programming … ( still waiting for Entrecard to draw winners, sorry about that guys )
It was so nice to be in our farm again. So much have changed and little by little it is becoming what we want it to be.
After our last visit in July we realized we are losing so much time going back and forth from the resort we stay and to our farm. So we have asked our people to make us 2Bahay Kubo or local houses, one for us and one for guests. The guest cottage came in handy because my BIL came to stay with us for a few days with his then girlfriend.
We also have a road now going to our property which we had to financeourself because it would probably take ages if we wait for the municipal government to build a road there.
road 2008 -car can now go all the way to the property
These local houses can accommodate us while we haven’t built our proper house yet.
I call these our “Temporary House” but later on it might be converted into guest cottages. November 19, 2008 , the very first time we slept at our new houses in our farm like babies. It was an exciting moment for us. No aircon was needed because of the cool mountain breeze. The water is even warm during the day so no water heater was needed to bath too.
We brought with us an inflatable bed so we don’t hurt our backs sleeping on the mats and of course a kulambo or a mosquito net to avoid bites from J’s friends – the mossies. For some reason they like him better than me- I don’t really know why.
Living in the farm means going back to basics. We don’t have any electricity there so we had to make use of lamparas like this one below and flashlights.
Also we did all the cooking by charcoal. Do you see the plant with big leaves next to J? That’s called gabi or Taro. We ate that for lunch – well of course they cooked it first. It’s actually one of my favorite dish – laing. It was cooked and stewed with coconut milk and some shrimps. Hmmmm, yummy!