I went hiking last Sunday to reach our family's Mango farm. This piece of land was purchased way back 1987 when agricultural land was still cheap. The 1.64 hectares of land (very small) caters to 50-60 mango trees, cassava, jackfruit, coffee, calamansi and some bamboos. Way back, it's literally a forest since parallel to our land is the Tree Planting site of Montalban, Rizal. Before, I can see monkeys, geckos, eagles, colorful birds and monitor lizards in the place. Sometimes, there are snakes. It's slowly getting modernized since I'm seeing some rough road inside and outside the farm land. There's still no electricity in the place - which is very nice. It preserves the land from noise pollution and the likes.
After church, which was around 7:30am, we started our hiking. It took as 2 hours to get to the place. The road is purely rough with wild grasses around. It was super fun and tiring at the same time. Our crib there is a temporary shanty but it was awesome. Father did it for 3 consecutive weekends! :) This is also where we store some crops and seedlings.
BTW, our digicam's battery was almost dead when we got there. We forgot to recharge its batteries. Some of the pictures here were from my cheap mobile phone.
I super enjoyed eating and I can't help it. I think the relax atmosphere of the place, will lead you to eating a lot. We had camote for merienda and for lunch, we had inihaw na liempo and bangus.
Towards lunch, I can't help but notice the cool wind brushing our skin. I thought it's going to be hot and humid but I was wrong. I think it was around 19-20 degrees centigrade. It was really cold there, somewhat similar to Tagaytay.
Here are some of the moments we had:
I sooooo love it there and I think I'll be coming over the farm on a weekly basis. My retiring plan - be a mango farmer! :)
Nimmy might join the fun too next week. Can't wait for his photos. :)