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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Life On The Farm

...a glimpse of what life is like living on a farm.

Taken about 15 years ago, this photo was originally in print. I'd like to thank IT Guy for scanning it for me and MAXX for doing a great job improving it's quality.

This is one of the first photo I took when I was learning photography to use the camera. I was just using a point and shoot camera then. This was a requirement for my Photojournalism class.

This is a typical day at the farm. I took this photo in one of my vacation...or did I just go there to take photos for my class...not sure now. Anyway, this is a water buffalo, and we call it carabao or kalabaw. They help us plow the farm as not all can afford the tractor that most of the farmers in other countries have. The farm of my grandparents as I've mentioned before were mostly on rice fields, so they have plenty of carabaos to help the people farm the land.

I plan to go there soon and I hope to get photos on them plowing and planting rice. :)


Happy (not so) WORDful (less) Wednesday!


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26 comments:

Thom said...

What a great picture...I can't wait to see more of them when you go back to the farm and visit :)

Stan said...

Farming there isn't like in the US. It's good to see how others around the world live.

Filipina said...

I love to start living in the farm soon...

Joanne MV said...

I'm not a farm person but it will be good to stay for a day or two for a change :)

Happy WW!

Pineapple Princess said...

What a great picture! I love learning about the world through blogs.
Happy WW! :)

Alicia said...

What a great picture!! My grandparents just went to the PI last summer!! I would love to visit one day!

Robyn Jones said...

I love it, because it shows how different farming is in other parts of the world...very cool picture...

Robin said...

It's a great picture, and even better for knowing the story around it.

Sara Bonds said...

What an interesting shot. Farming is so different around the world. How neat.

Happy WW from Sara @ the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed your story. That's a wonderful shot. Farming is not easy!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this Mariposa. It's so cultural and a learning experience for us in the other part of the world. And your photo is perfect if you ask me....

My wordful is posted....mine is of the feathered kind. Johnathon Livingston's kin. Stop by if you can.

jams o donnell said...

Great shot. Being an urbanite I don't get to see farms often. Happy WW

Carleen said...

In Egypt, people farm using the water buffalo (they call it a gamoosa), too. Nice picture!

Happy WW to you! I hope that you will come and see my entry, too.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I had no idea your grandparents had a farm. D's grandparents did, too, but it was a dairy farm, I believe, other than growing vegetables for family usage. It's a very different look. I'll see if we can scan that picture.

Red Lotus Mama said...

Excellent first time photo! Great that you were able to scan and improve the color quality.

Thanks for visiting! Happy WW! My Parents' Backyard http://tinyurl.com/nothar

McClure Family said...

that is a great photo! it would be nice for you to go back and take more and post side-by-side to show your progress in photography!

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Tiaras and Tantrums said...

looks like tough work!

Whimsical Creations said...

great shot!

Susie said...

I love old pictures! Great memory:-)

Stephanie said...

Very interesting photo! So different than where I live (as you could probably see from my desert photos). I love these little WW glimpses of life all over the world!

Thanks for stopping by my WW post!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

This is the coolest picture--it totally gives me a glimpse of what farming is like there! I didn't know you could ride water buffaloes (sp?)!!

Daddy Forever said...

I guess we're spoiled over here in the US. But I know how it is. I couldn't afford fancy equipment when I redid the back and front yards, so I had to everything via hard labor.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Cool shot! I don't think I've ever seen someone ride a water buffalo. :D

AD said...

i wanna experience it baddddddd :D

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Kittie Kate said...

I like this shot, and like seeing pictures of the Philippines. I thought water buffalo were a lot bigger. Are those young ones?

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

Nice shot; it's cool to get a glimpse into a different way of life.