What we’ve been up to (Part 3): Sowing the Seeds for the Future

What we’ve been up to (Part 3): Sowing the Seeds for the Future

In between mixing mud, tending the animals, making tools, composting, cooking meals, running errands, accommodating visitors and napping, we are also occupied with growing all sorts of plants.  We grow food for us and the livestock, herbal plants, legumes as green manure, and materials for building.  We now have a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit … Continue reading

What we’ve been up to (Part 2): Extra Rice Please

What we’ve been up to (Part 2): Extra Rice Please

Since we started our project, we were challenged by how we would produce our staple food: rice.  We didn’t have experience. We didn’t know where to start.  We were challenged to produce more yields using organic inputs in a small piece of land to make us self-sustaining.  To make it easy for us, we could … Continue reading

What we’ve been up to (Part 1)

What we’ve been up to (Part 1)

It’s been a while since our last blog and maybe a lot of you are wondering why we haven’t posted anything.  One reason is that work is always wanting at the farm – it’s true, nature’s work is never done.  And besides, our site is a dead spot for any internet service. First news: We … Continue reading

It Feels Good Naturally

It Feels Good Naturally

We choose to build naturally because of its low carbon footprint and sustainability.  We use natural materials like clay, river rocks, wood, bamboo, rice straw and carabao dung. Natural building is inexpensive, healthy, environment-friendly and the materials are readily available.  As much as we can, we minimize the use of industrially produced materials like cement … Continue reading