Angelica’s family farm by Mercedes Llanos
Angelica is 21 years old, and at her young age has; completed her studies in Agronomy, works with the local government in a project that educates children from the ages of 1 to 3, has already built her own organic vegetable garden, and besides that has a six year old daughter. The truth is that this girl is an exceptional woman. She is very funny and friendly and has made me feel very comfortable here in the town of San Roque.
We start the tour leaving the main square, where she lives. It is a short but beautiful walk until you reach her family farm. The environment is incredible, an abundance of trees and flowers. We cross a beautiful ravine – a full Amazon Experience!
Angelica teaches me about her organic garden. I recognize her immense love for what she does and says the best part of her day is going to the farm. She loves nature and tells me a little about each of the growing fruits and vegetables, and some secrets – about their medicinal uses.
She loves her chicks and is very sorry to sell them as they are like her children. It was lovely to have the opportunity to feed them! The truth was that they were very tender and are very comfortable with Angelica as their Mother.
We climbed to a second part of the farm, the view becoming more beautiful. We pass through several fruit trees that I have never seen before. One of them is called ‘Tumbo.’ A delicious fruit that we share sitting on a stool. The Tumbo is a large fruit like a melon, with the same texture but with a slight pineapple flavour. The truth is that I love it!
After giving food to the hens, we went to the most amazing part of her farm. A hidden path leads to the top of the farm. This path is overgrown with jungle life and is steep. I felt like an adventurer exploring the Amazon. Pure jungle. At her side I learned a lot about different types of plants, and Amazonian trees. I saw many cocoa, coffee, banana, lemon, orange trees, and more. Exotic ones, whose names I do not remember.
Going up to the top and enjoying the Amazonian surroundings, the hills, the sky, the immensity of nature, really was a unique and unforgettable sensation. Angelica is an exceptional person who only radiates love, she is always smiling and knows how to make us laugh. The walk to the farm of Angelica was a great adventure and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know a little more about daily life in an Amazonian village.