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Philippines Goat Farm Locator Map

This handy Philippines Goat Farm Locator map (http://kambing.sch.ph/) allows you to easily find goat farms with quality breeds in the Philippines.

 

 

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Household Oil Extraction Press?

Here is an oil press made in the Netherlands that can be used to press coconut oil (or many other kinds of oil: peanut, sunflower, hemp, etc.)

http://www.piteba.com/eng/index_eng.htm

Anyone seen a household oil extraction press like this in the Philippines?

 

Also, a reference on Small Scale Oil Extraction from Groundnuts and Copra:

 http://www.appropedia.org/Small_Scale_Oil_Extraction_from_Groundnuts_and_Copra_5

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Selling Bananas

When I was in my family I always carried bananas on my head with my brothers, cousin and friend. We woke up very early. Every sunday went to the town and sold the bananas and then bought a kerosene, milk for my sister, salt, soap, etc... I bought milk for my sister because my mom was sick and then she didn't have milk in her breast. My sister was eight months old and now she is almost three years old . But sometimes I rode the horse to the town.

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Rosalinda and I , Her dad took this picture

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Rosalinda and I , Her dad took this picture

This is my daughter Rosalinda May

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This is my daughter Rosalinda May

This is my daughter Rosalinda May.  She was born in Costa Rica.  She is Pura vida.

Water-Hauling Yoke

Water-Hauling Yoke

I designed this water-hauling yoke and had it built (not me in the picture though). With buckets, it's ok but splashes a lot. But with enclosed containers (up to 10 gallons each) I was able to move fast and not get splashed. That's 20 gallons total max, 160 pounds. Pictured are the smaller, 5-gallon-each containers. It's a good system.

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Prices of Land in This Economic Downturn?

Can anyone offer some insight on how the prices of land in the Philippines are weathering the current global economic downturn?

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Growing Watermelons in the Philippines: A Large-Scale Operation

I just ran across this story about watermelon production in the Phlippines.

Wu Yulien, a Taiwanese, who is renting that 250 hectares from the 6,000-hcctare Hacienda Luisita. He grows nothing but watermelons, mainly for export.

I love watermelons! I dont' know whether I'd be so interested in a 250-acre farm, but I could be happy eating a small watermelon each day. We did successfully grow some watermelons in Negros Oriental in our garden last year.

By the way, that website Agribusiness Week has many fabulous articles about gardening and large-scale agriculture in the Philippines. Check it out!

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