The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

07 May 2012


We've successfully grown pineapples! It was such an exciting discovery over the weekend to stumble upon not only full-grown but plump pineapples growing out in the sun. At first, we weren't sure if what we planted will flourish and yield fruits. It just sounded preposterously easy: plant the pineapple's crown back to the ground and it will take root, grow and bear fruit. Just that!

Pineapples (piňa, Ananas comosus) belong to the bromeliad family, which all originate from Central and South America, and pineapples specifically are thought to have originated from what is now present-day Brazil and Paraguay. It was Christopher Columbus who brought it back to Europe and popularized it, and became a status symbol among the tables of the rich and famous. Apparently, the closest they could allude it to then are pine cones.

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