My husband and I became birdwatchers and bird photographers in 2008. We travelled all over the Philippines looking for birds. We saw a lot of great birds in a lot of amazing places. We also saw lot of habitats being destroyed. We dreamt of a place of our own full of birds and trees. Minding the Farm is the story of our dream.
Our photographs of the birds of the Philippines are in tonjiandsylviasbirdlist.com .
And this is what I wrote when I first started up this blog:
I’m starting a farm from scratch. Without any background in farming. Or even gardening. No, I am not one of those people who has a green thumb. And I’m getting a horse too! My youngest who is off to college said, “Mom, you are literally doing the euphemism for dying — you’re buying the farm!” But it doesn’t feel like dying at all. I am so excited. Just the thought of all the new things I’ll be learning and trying makes me giddy with excitement and anticipation. I want to write it all down. With lots of pictures!
This is where I write about all the new things I’m learning. About names of trees and weeds. About making forests and sanctuaries. This is where I put together all the pieces that make up my farm.
Welcome to my farm, my dream!