After typhoon Koppu (local name "Lando") fell down so many trees and caused heavy flash flooding in October 2015, the irrigation canal going to Nong Endring's rice field was covered by a thick layer of mud and sand. So Nong Endring painstakingly and patiently cleared all those things that blocked the canal.
These photos taken December 19, 2015.
It's back to irrigating the rice field. Nong Endring standing with our dog from Makati, Shiver. Shiver is now staying at Danny's house in the barrio near the farm.
An improvised water impounding system -- cogon, covered by sack with sand, covered by a layer of stones and sand.
The water enters here, with improvised barrier so that dried leaves from the creek won't enter the irrigation canal and contribute to silt and mud.
Many of these young trees beside the canal just grew on their own, never planted by us.
Nong Endring has expanded the rice field as more water can now enter the field.
Further down, a small natural pond, about 2 1/2 feet deepest part. This is where I submerge and relax my body for a few minutes before going back to Manila.
My swimming pool in the farm, 2005, June 10, 2011
Creek, canal and irrigation, September 05, 2011
Relaxing in the creek, January 05, 2013
The creek and the rice field, October 13, 2015