Going with the Flow

My weekend farm is a meaningful and personal endeavor, which I wish to extend and share to others.

Over the past few months, it became difficult to define progress.

The ability to build structures to protect and cultivate the area meant progress, but I am not able to accomplish these at the moment. Running after these milestones proved to be very difficult and frustrating.

My past two visits at my weekend farm proved to be invigorating. Instead of focusing on achieving milestones, I dropped everything and did the things which I enjoyed doing!

I imagine that once I’ve made my weekend farm more comfortable, I will spend time planting, painting and relaxing.

I realize that I just need to put myself in the flow of things by being creative. Although it may seem like a futile attempt at the moment, I will just continue to visit, plant, and paint. Hopefully as I do these, I get to open myself to opportunities that will allow me to achieve my milestones!

At the moment relaxing in my weekend farm may still be a remote possibility, but this doesn’t stop me from being in the flow things and enjoying how it exists now.

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My first time to do a painting in situ! I brought an easel, a canvas and some acrylic paint.

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Bugs landed on the canvas, and the easel toppled over a few times, this was my finished painting. I’m hoping to paint more and sell them so I can get funds to build on my weekend farm


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I visited a sunday market to buy some plants for the fence. This photo shows the heliconia plants for sale.

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BEFORE PLANTING: this is the fenced area along the front of my weekend farm

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AFTER PLANTING: different varieties of Heliconias planted along the fence. I’m not familiar with the varieties and species but I chose different kinds

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A pink heliconia. Its stems are hirsute.

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a red Heliconia caribaea

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a pink heliconia hybrid

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possibly the largest out of all the heliconias I’ve planted. I don’t know what species this is. This could be a hybrid.

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looks like a Heliconia bihai

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I got this dead looking heliconia at a discounted price. I hope it lives.

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I also planted 5 Cacao seedlings. These are the Trinitario varieties. Plant #1 and #2 are in this photo

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Cacao plant #3

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Cacao plant #4

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Cacao plant #5, planted by my friend Timmi

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95% of the Philippine native orchids that I planted were stolen around a month ago. The last remaining Phalaenopsis amabilis plant from Palawan is currently blooming here. It has been growing here for over 6 months now.

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Also one of the last remaining orchids, this Phalaenopsis aphrodite is also blooming but it’s flowers were eaten by insects.

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A fruiting banana plant, I’m hoping I get to harvest this in a few months. This plant is more than 20 feet tall.

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