The Swimming Hole

During my trip to the Philippines in 2015, we went to the family farm. Getting to the farm requires a ferry ride over this small waterway. On this very hot and humid day, the kids were jumping off the bank into the cooling water. Some of them were completely naked….something that wouldn’t go over too…

Sun Kissed

One of the things I loved about the Philippines during my first visit was the multitude and glory of the sunrises and sunsets. On this trip, I was not so lucky. Because of the overcast skies, I only encountered one sunrise and one sunset. This sunset was on my last day in Leyte and my…

Coconut Climbing

No trip to the farm is complete without enjoying a freshly picked coconut. The water cools as it trickles down the throat and the flesh is tasty. They are harvested the old fashioned way. A boy climbs up a tree with a machete and chops them from the tree. The land on the ground with…

Self Sustaining Chicken

This beautiful creature was the farm rooster. He strutted around in his dazzling colors scratching and pecking the ground for seeds. He was top dog amongst the fowl chasing away any other chicken that dared go near the food for which he was scratching. The chickens are not fed by the people at the farm.…