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Friday, October 22, 2021

Teacher to Gardener/Farmer and some realizations

From teaching, I am now a farmer. Yes, although smalltime, it's still considered farming. A beginner who needs to learn the ropes double time. Been here for almost 3 months straight but we've been visiting since May. I have my small vegetable garden of Blue Pumpkin, Giant Pumpkin and Pinoy Kalabasa, 3 kinds of Okra, 3 kinds of Chili's, Chayote, Cucumber, Ampalaya and fruits and berries like Strawberry l, Raspberry, Tomatillo Physalis and many others. My parents have also the Dragon Fruits here as well as our fishpond. I have my Turkey, Rabbits and hopefully soon, Ducks. 

We are new at this so we are learning. People here love to share ideas and constantly entice my father to go into planting corn so they can do the work in its entirety. Not a bad idea, but I personally don't approve. At least to protect my father. But who knows, he might give in.

Since I started living here, I have come to realize that people in the city and in the "bukid" are all the same. Some (not all, but most ) people think you have so much money, you become a target for all business proposals that will benefit them, and you, the source of their income. If you give an inch of inkling to boost your ego and you give in, you are bound to be dependent on them, which is what they want, so you can play by their rules and not yours. So I keep my distance from these kinds. I hire people to do a job or two for the farm, but when I feel they're pushing some buttons, I tell them I'll call when I need them because I don't have money to pay them if they continue. True to some point of course, but even if I have the budget, I will stop hiring such kinds of people to spare myself or our family, the problems that I foresee. Better to protect myself/ourselves before it'll be too late. 

Anyway, here's a video I shared on my YouTube channel of our first week here. 

https://youtu.be/E-oomZXHj8k


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