Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever

Today I took my newly acquired road bike for its first climb. On a 42t by 30t gear combo, it’s almost impossible to ever stay on the saddle. I had to stand up and use all the weight I have to push the pedals down and get through the steep climbs of our route: JY-Cantipla-Tabunan-Tagbao-Pulang Bato exit. I may change to lighter cogs soon but I have a bigger worry.

When I got home, I read about this article about heart tears that happen because of constant exertion. Now I feel bad: you don’t exercise, you get sick; if you do exercise, you get cardiac arrest. It’s a confusing world. I guess I should talk to a fitness doctor but I’m so broke the only doctor I can afford is free advice from the internet. And free advice from the internet is rarely reliable.

 But enough with the bad news because we already get 5 times our daily dose just by watching TV headlines. Now for a good one: there’s a strawberry field in Cantipla, in the central part of Cebu. It’s not good news for everyone but at 450 pesos per kilo, but it’s a really good one if you knew how much those strawberries cost in the groceries. I shouldn’t bother though. I only like the way strawberries look. I don’t like the way they taste—not in jams or in cheap artificial flavors.

 I also learned a few pointers on how to keep strawberries healthy, like using sticks to keep the berries off the ground so they don’t rot. But I won’t be growing strawberries so I don’t know why I bother to learn how to care for them. I don’t know why I bother learning things that have no foreseeable use to me.
     

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello! unsay ngalan sa strawberry farm na imong giadtuan?

Bal Marsius said...

hi! walay ngan man. pangutana lang asa ang karenderia sa cantipla. naa ra sa tupad ang strawberry

Bal Marsius said...

hi! walay ngan man. pangutana lang asa ang karenderia sa cantipla. naa ra sa tupad ang strawberry

jane meh said...

maka harvest jud kag imuha? dn e kilo lang? if ever mu adto naa ba mu agi didto na public vehicle?

Cherry Mae Sanchez said...

Unsay masakyan padulong Cantipla?

Bal Marsius said...

V-hire gikan ayala

Justin Conag said...

Naa ray masakyan padong catiplan flower farm padong city balik?

Justin Conag said...

Naa ray masakyan padong catiplan flower farm padong city balik?

Justin Conag said...

Naa ray masakyan padong catiplan flower farm padong city balik?

yan said...

I went there last year. Ana ang tagiya nga mostly mamunga anh strawberries around april to august. Im planning to come back this month or next mayta naay bunga. Coz im aldo interested in farming

Flordelisa Marin said...

Hello namaligya ba sila ug seedlings sa strawberry?

balmarsius said...

hi Yan! kung makahapit ko puhon pahibaw-on tika.

Flordelisa. Hi! wala biya ko kahibaw pero basin molabay ko didto karung April. mo update ko ani nga post unya

hennapsyche lumongsud said...

Hi good day, asa jud na dapita ang cantipla specifically?

bal marsius said...

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/place/10%C2%B024'27.1%22N+123%C2%B048'17.0%22E/@10.4075146,123.80408,222m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

hennapsyche lumongsud said...

Thank you

clinton yuson said...

Unsa season sa stawberry sa cantipla? Pila ang plete padulong cantipla? Asa na dapit sa cebu?

clinton yuson said...

Unsa season sa stawberry sa cantipla? Pila ang plete padulong cantipla? Asa na dapit sa cebu?

clinton yuson said...

Unsay exact location sa strawberry farm sa brgy.tabunan cantipla?

Bal Marsius