IT IS OUR MANGO SEASONS AGAIN
It was so discouraging when we saw for the first time of the location of where Roslin Orphanage is now. It was so stoney so rugged and so hard to do just anything on it.,As we know that Timor island was a raising sea bed. The good soil is so thin and the water table is so deep. That was 12 years ago. NOW we are so blessed for being enabled to change the harsh environment into a productive grounds at which we cannot even imagine that Roslin Orphanage's ground was so bad. If you are visiting us now , you will be seeing plenty of good and healthy trees and for this time of the year our mango trees are showing off their abilities to take your attention away to them.
This was the land where Roslin Orphanage is now.
The similar land that we are currently doing the land clearing at a near by location from Roslin Orphanage
We are trying to duplicate what we have done to the land at Roslin Orphanage at this land
These stones will be used as the fondation materials to our buildings
These are mangoes at Roslin Orphanage now
These mango trees are planted from just a small branches after being grafted. Peggy has been making sure that every day are watered . Now we are making lots of grafting ourself and hoping that we can plant so many trees at the new land which is so stoney like what we had before at the orphanage's ground. The orphanage is now a nice place with so many productive trees and the credit goes to Peggy, who is managing the place mostly by herself . All of us at Roslin are so blessed because of Peggy's hard work
These mangoes called as Arum Manis mangoes ( arum= fragrance , manis = sweet)
These are " Manalagi " mangoes
or maybe we can translate its name as : " give me more " mangoes
it will remains green out side but yellow and ripe inside
Nothing is better than eating our own mangoes together with our Roslin Orphanage's siblings
All of the transformation of the land has been the collective work done by the Roslin Orphanage residence, big and small.
Organic , sweet and its our own tree , what else can we ask for ?