Imelda and the Carabao – notes from the author

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

It has been a year since I wrote Imelda and the Carabao which is loosely based on my travels to the Philippines in 2012.

During my travels I learned about life on a Philippine farm, growing and harvesting rice, farming equipment as well as growing vegetables and selling them at the Philippine market.

Carabao in water

Carabao in water

kuliglig -  farming equipment

kuliglig – farming equipment

I highly recommend  my book,  Imelda and the Carabao for anyone who wants to learn something about Philippine rural life in the  Cagayan Valley, which is  in the far northern part of Luzon.  Imelda and the Carabao is also available on AMAZON.COM and at a kindle book also. I hope that you will read it and  enjoy it!

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the Cagayan Valley rice crop

the Cagayan Valley rice crop

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In the summer you can see rice as far as the eye can see in the Cagayan Valley.  It must surely be the Cagayan Valley’s number one exported crop.

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All the rice fields make  the Cagayan Valley look so green!

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The rice grows very well in the northern Philippines thanks to all the ample rainfall!

 

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 The kuliglig can be seen transporting the bags of rice with the workers during the harvesting season!

what is a kuliglig?

what is a kuliglig?

Kuliglig, as it is called in the Philippines, is an improvised tractor, that can be used to transport farm workers to and from the fields. It can be used to haul rice sacks or grain to market, and it can be used as a roto-tiller in the rice fields. If you are in the Cagayan Valley or other rural areas in the Philippines you will, no doubt, spot a few kuligligs on the road!