every sunday, we go to our "farm" house.
it's a family tradition that we visit the farm, clean up, and maintain the place.
here are some of the pictures this weekend.
these are mom's "rambutan (tico berry)" trees.
some of which fell on the ground due to rains last week.
mom's ornamental chilis i gave her.
jacobinia/pink flamingo flower mom got from one of our trips to quezon.
and unripe papaya fruits. the ripe ones are our turkeys' favorite.
atis/custard apple/sugar apple which has white soft flesh with big black seeds inside.
mom's oregano growing wild. this is about a year old.
lily japanese iris
guava, rich in vitamin C
santol..my husband's favorite fruit. he's been keeping an eye on these fruits.
we've harvested over 10 jackfruits this season.
my husband wrapped them up inside rice sacks to keep the insects away.
queen's crape myrtle
my favorite flower in our "farm."
it only blooms once or twice a year, but it's worth the wait.
perfect for marinades, dips, and sauces.
this variety is the one we use to make banana cues
(banana fritters with sugar skewered on a stick) and "turon"(banana wrapped in lumpia wrapper)with.
guyabano and red ants
guyabano is also rich in vitamin C.
it is also called soursop fruit.
a favorite of birds called "pakiskis," an agressive bird eating these chilis, small birds, and large insects.
a staple for "sinigang (a sour-based soup consisting of meat or seafood and vegetables), perfect for rainy days."
our national flower
yellow alamanda (?)
i will be posting some of our trees and farm animals on my next post. stay tuned.