Murcia: The Farm in the Rain

The road threading the sugar cane fields is just a dirt track

Self told her Manong Genray that she wanted to see her father’s farm, Oliva Dos.  So he took her today, Sunday.

There were three huge trucks lined up, one was already completely filled with cane.

The canes grow so thick in the fields that one can’t walk anywhere between them.  It’s the start of the milling season.  The worth of a field can be estimated by how long it takes to complete milling.  Last year, some of self’s relatives didn’t finish milling their cane until April or May.  The lousy fields, the ones whose owners don’t care, get done by December.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.


  1. Stella K said,

    September 27, 2011 at 5:46 am

    These are so beautiful, Marianne. So emotional!

  2. September 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Stella, thank you — think I will swoon now . . .

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