|Our New Copra Processing Business
Omanod Village, Santa Catalina District, Negros -- from Aug 2016 to Jan 2017
|Bunawon Land Update 2016
Original Bunawon Land 2011
Land above Fatima Village
Lourdes Building our House in Dumaguete
Lourdes in early 2000s
Davayn at 9 months
Balanan Lake Resort
Dumaguete Cathedral & Lourdes Shrine
Twin Lakes National Park
Cebu's Simala Church
San-shin Index Page
|We now buy raw coconut-meat (copra) from farmers around our vast village-farming areas
-- including the very poor people deep in the mountains, where only horses and hikers can
reach -- on a fair-trade basis -- and then we dry it for days over smoldering fires of organic
scrap-materials -- and then sell the dried copra to the mills outside Dumaguete City, where
it is processed into healthy Coconut Oil and shipped out to the world via Cebu City. We
are also buying bananas from those areas, by the thousands, and selling them in the city.
|January 2017 update!
|Our poor, overworked little truck...
|From the roasting-bed ladder, Da Boss is with her brother Selso and cousin Archel, by the furnace.
|storage-room under construction by our skilled crew, August 2016
|finished and ready to light the furnace, first of September
|A metric ton of raw copra, purchased from various upland farmers, waiting for the heat
|Another ton of copra, smokin' from the roastin' in the drying-bed.
It's a delicate art, getting a huge load to less than 4% moisture, while not letting it be scorched or catch-fire
|Big chunks of wood are slowly pushed into the long furnace, keepin' the roastin' goin' 24 hours per day;
most of this firewood is sustainably harvested from our own lands, or upland neighbors.
|Proud of my local-volleyball-champion niece and my local-basketball-champion nephew (Selso's kids)