Sunday, July 12, 2009

SOURCE of LIVING
*part one*

Charcoal making is one way on how peoples in mountainous areas of the Philippines survive and live with.These are the peoples living in poverty striving for any kind of works to earn money to use for their daily needs. Not belongs to any ethnic groups in Mindoro islands that mostly the charcoal making was just for Mangyan's only way back 5 decades ago. After planting rice in low land areas they went to the forest to gathered fire woods for making charcoal. Not all trees or woods can be process to a charcoal because some are easily burnt and becomes ashes in short period of time. These kinds woods are also rejected as a good lumber and not useful to any wood working process.

They are our trusted people living with us for more than 20 years and serving my parents until now .I bought a piece of land in 30 kilometers distance from the town with full of trees that are not useful and grassy "cogonal" zone. I told them to clean up all trees that are not necessary then they can make charcoal in preparations for mango, other fruits and coconut planting as soon as I can have budget for it.So they gathered fire woods from tip of the mountains down to a nearby river.Water are needed in making charcoal to control fire during each process. They used to watched it at all times until it becomes charcoal. One missed looked could turn to ashes that all their hard work also turns to nothing.

Steps by steps of this charcoal making will publish here as soon as I can have vacation. I will record some videos for it how is the whole thing about charcoal.This is just one picture that hubby sent me during his visit on the area.

2 comments:

G.O.D July 15, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

naku ate gumagawa din karamihan sa amin sa ilog cla malapit sa tubig para malapit tubig

Dhemz July 17, 2009 at 2:55 AM  

nice idea tong malapit lang sa river te ano.....yung samin ...mag dig sila ng lupa..tapos don gagawa ng uling...laki ng kita nitong business na ito