"...no time is wasted, their limited farming fields at the slope of the mountain become productive all year round."
Along the road in the mountain town of Cervantes is an endless mountain scene. At first I was thinking if what are the industries that people are engaging into in this town. I was not even thinking of farming because obviously there are no fertile plains to plant crops.
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I was at a higher elevation -- a road constructed almost at the top of the mountain so I am able to see this breathtaking encounter from above.
It is not a Highlighted rice terraces compared with those located in Ifugao. Only a small portion of the mountain was converted into huge green ladders.
At first look you know it is not at all a green huge ladder for rice and at the lower parts, there is deviation.
This mountain farmers are making use of their limited farming space into maximum. So, they plant crops all year round. That's why it is not always rice that is being planted in this small parcel of farming field.
I learned from a friend who hails from Cervantes, Ilocos Sur that during rainy seasons, these mountain farmers plant rice and during summer, they plant vegetables.
And for that matter, no time is wasted, their limited farming fields at the slope of the mountain become productive all year round.
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