Once Upon a Time at Our Parents' Farm

By Ecoy
@Ecoy41 (380)
July 11, 2019 5:02am CST
Both my mum and dad had inherited a farm from both our grandparents. They have coconut farms. Both my grandparents were colonies in the area so they were the first few inhabitants in the area. I heard stories from my grandma on my mother side that the place was literally like a jungle. My grandma would cut big trees herself to clear the areas for vegetation and they survived. They built a family there. The one in the picture is my mum's inherited property. My dad's, on the other hand, is about two kilometers away and is much bigger. I will to start discussing about it separately. Just wait and see.
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@rakski (33823)
• Philippines
11 Jul
nice place! where is this?
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
This is used to be part of the Cotabato province. Now it is Maguindanao.
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@rakski (33823)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@Ecoy41 oh I see. And you still live there now?
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
@rakski My parents sill live there. I don't anymore. If I am in the Philippines I am based in Metro Manila.
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11 Jul
gardens, farms, properties are great when you really do something with them & make something from the ground up like a flower garden or a pond garden something to bring other people enjoyment just to BE THERE.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
My mum is not fond of gardening. But if I have time and in the near future, I will settle in this place and have my own garden of my favorite veggies and flowers.
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@cperry2 (1364)
• United States
11 Jul
@Ecoy41 If it is in your heart to do so, I encourage you to do it. I grow a small garden in my yard, it would be bigger if I had the space. I even built myself a greenhouse so I could have plants growing year round. I love watching them grow, and of course I love to harvest the fresh vegetables for my meals.
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11 Jul
@cperry2 we use to back in the day we can't now we too old & we live on a slanted hill where we'd slip & go down the drink (water) you enjoy it for us K?
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@DaddyEvil (27447)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Jul
Picture from Google Earth.
Oh, I'm sorry! It looks as if you got 'somebody' in the picture by accident, Eric. I thought I was the only one who took pictures with people in them. That looks very nice! Almost 40 years ago this was our farm. Our house was close to the, at the time, dirt road. None of those houses were there back then.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
12 Jul
How many hectares or acres was your farm back then? It looked very vast. What kind of farm was it. What happened? Why did your family lose them? Our farm or my father's is also close to the dirt road.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
13 Jul
@DaddyEvil I could tell that your family really had a sustainable living because of the vast farm they owned. I had to convert that 140 acres to hectares because this is the unit of measure we are using in the Philippines. But what happened why the land was not owned by your family anymore?
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@Ecoy41 (380)
13 Jul
@DaddyEvil I am so sorry to hear about the story about your dad. Our farms are being kept by my parents up to this date. I suggested that we sell them because it is not that productive anymore but my mum strongly disagrees all the time. They have sort of developed an attachment to the farms already I think. So, we are going to keep it that way. Wow! Your farm or that your family farm was really big. Ours was only like only 20 acres, the one my dad inherited and 15 acres, the other one that my mum inherited. Yours was like 140 acres. That is a vast land to own. We only have coconuts, mangoes, bananas, santol (I don't know this in English but I guess it is named cotton fruit?), two trees of lanzones, and a lot more fruit. Also, we some farmers who plant short term crops like corn, rice, and beans.
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@hereandthere (37647)
• Philippines
11 Jul
what do they do with the coconuts?
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
They do some cropping and sell to the nearby town.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
@Ecoy41 is that what they call copra?
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
@hereandthere Yes. They produce copra and sell it to their friend who is buying and selling copra in the nearby town. The cropping takes a long time.
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@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Farm life is the good life.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
I couldn't have agreed with you more. Not to mention, it is so much healthier to be in the farm.
@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
11 Jul
True that. Hakuna matata life.
@cperry2 (1364)
• United States
11 Jul
As a small child my family lived on a farm, I kind of miss that life, what I remember of it. But I remember that it was a lot of work. But I love the wide open space.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
Yes. I miss the farm life too,
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@Janet357 (18993)
11 Jul
iike the clearing and those cocnut trees.
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
The clearing is normally for short-term crops like corn or rice.
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul
It's such beautiful property!
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@Ecoy41 (380)
11 Jul
Yes. It feels refreshing when you are there. I will be visiting this again this July. Very soon indeed. Next week. I am excited already. I will keep you guys posted about it.
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@VivaLaDani13 (32276)
• Perth, Australia
13 Jul
@Ecoy41 That is so cool! I admire your grandparents for all their hard work!