A Slice of Provincial Life


When you live in the middle of a rice field, it's amazing to see the changes in the landscape daily. You'll have a water buffalo hanging out chewing grass during his break or a month old calf peeking through your glass window. Toads harmoniously chant their own operatic version of Don Giovanni while you have a pack of teenage dogs howling in front of your bedroom window after midnight. My husband and I kill gazillions of mosquitoes a day but the best part of living here, so far, are cozy rainy afternoons.

I am posting photos taken in different periods during our stay here:


How the rice field was when we just moved in
Carabao / Water Buffalo
Carabao Break Time
Cultivating the Soil, Plowing the fields with the Carabao's help
Planting Rice Started Last Saturday
Our daily house guest, Mr. Calf

Have a great week everyone!
Love & light,
Arni


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14 comments

  1. such gorgeous nature and love the animal! How do people live with all the mosquitoes which must populate such a damp area?

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    1. Most houses have mosquito screens installed on the windows. Unfortunately, we don't have one yet. We might install some soon. We apply dollops of mosquito repellent and always armed with mosquito sprays. I'm just concerned protecting our little one so we're always covering her up and making sure she's protected. Dengue cases are high in many areas here.

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  2. That calf is adorable, which almost makes the mosquitoes worth it

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    1. He's so adorably funny. This morning, he was trying to figure out how to get through the wooden bar that the construction workers provided outside. To watch a calf doing limbo is hilarious. I should have filmed it. :)

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  3. I really enjoy seeing these photos you share of places I'll probably never see in real life. Thanks!

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  4. Looks like you are living quite a peaceful life. I long for rainy afternoons, in the province, not in the city. There's just something beautiful about it, something romantic. This makes me want to just to and take a trip somewhere nice, even for a weekend. Just to escape the city noise. I've been getting sick lately because of stress. I need to recuperate.

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    1. The province is really a great place to recharge. Lots of vibrant energy from nature, food for the soul I guess. A weekend retreat in the countryside sounds like an excellent idea for a much deserved break.

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  5. I love your house guest! These photos are so serene, especially seeing the rain on the rice fields.

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    1. Hello Ashley! I'm missing this right now since we're spending the holidays with family in Manila.

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  6. Such a gorgeous nature, Arni. Your province is quite peaceful.

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    1. Thanks Zarina. I can't wait to return to nature after all the holiday craziness at the capital.

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  7. Provincial life is a great way to break your crazy, chaotic, and noisy city life routine. It is a great place to have peace, fresh air, and to just enjoy the serenity of the place.

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    1. We were drawn by the slow pace and laid back lifestyle in the province. The great thing about living not too far away from the city, urban cure is just two hours drive away.

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