K and I spent the day on Saturday out at a neighbours farm, about 3 hours from South Mumbai.
SO nice to get out of the city for the day.. I hadn’t realised how much I missed being out in the country.. getting some dirt between my toes, smelling fresh cut grass and being surrounded by a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e c-a-l-m. no honking, no hooting, no yelling, no banging… just some birds and the breeze in the bamboo.
The farm had big old mango trees, banana trees, chikoo trees, rice paddies, palm groves, frangipani galore, plus loads of other small plants here and there.. yams, tumeric, black pepper, lemon grass and limes among others.. so it was a beautiful green delight, especially in the middle of monsoon. Here’s the view from the top of a hill in the farm, along with some snaps of various plants and stuff around the place.
(click to enlarge, and yes I know I need to remove that annoying date)
does anyone know what this last vegetable is? Inside it looks like a pomegranate, fill of pink fleshy seeds, but apparently it’s a vegetable and you need to cook it, spiky skin and all.
We also went for a swim in a nearby river… a swift, wide river that was deep and refreshing. We had to swim inthe rockpools to the side though as we were about 15m upstream of some pretty healthy looking rapids!
when we were leaving we met this fellow:
and this fellow:
Came home tired, sunburnt and full of wada pav from a roadside stall.. yum.. crashed in bed with time for just one more blurry grin for y’all