Sunday, January 06, 2013

Going to the Farm

Some friends are asking to see the farm, it's on the western part of Barangay Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. Here are some maps and directions.

From Manila, take NLEX, to Tarlac (via public road or SCTEX), to Camiling, Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon.

From the highway in Bugallon, it's probably about 6.5 kilometers: 4 kms paved/cemented, 1 km unpaved/dirt road, less than half kilometer by foot as the barangay road is often destroyed by another creek which shifted course and moved to the road itself.

Another route is via Mt. Zion, uphill and winding, dirt road, nice view at the top, then go downhill to the farm. Problem is that the road downhill needs to be cleared of tall grasses.

The farm is generally upland, the trees there are always raided and cut by some locals for charcoal, firewood and lumber. We do not have resources and manpower to watch the areas upland, so we give up there. We maintain the midland, that's where the big mahogany trees are, my treehouse, the creek, the mango trees, some bananas and vegetable plots.

The uplands are up for sale by the Millora family, the owner of the farm. Some 70 hectares. See photos in articles below of the grassland.

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