Reya’s Day at Hosachiguru Bristlecone.
Reya Pravin, a nine year old studying 4th Grade in Vidyashilp Academy, visited Bristlecone farm on 6th Sept’20 along with her parents and little brother Dhiwyanshu. Reya shared her experience visiting the farm in her own cute and innocent words. Read her story below.
“It was a Saturday night that my papa and mumma were planning to go for a farm visit. My parents told me about it and I was super excited. The next morning me and my family woke up early and got ready to go to the farm. We had a quick breakfast and started the journey to the farm.
On the way, we tried to take a short but it was a wrong turn and we saw a big pit in the middle of the shortcut road. We had to return back to the main road and we lost some crucial time. It took more than 2 hours to reach there. We learnt an important lesson ‘NEVER TAKE SHORT CUTS IN LIFE, ALWAYS USE THE RIGHT ROAD’. Then we reached the Bristlecone Hosachiguru farm.
Wow! There were so many trees everywhere and the climate was amazing.
My brother touched a 15 days old calf named ‘Bheema’ and I touched a bull named Krishna, who was very calm, cool and quiet.
There was a lovely cottage and we met Shriram uncle. He gave us a tour of the farm. First, we went to see the teak and sandalwood plantation. I learnt that the sandalwood tree needs support from friendly parasitic tree for its growth. I also learnt about micro climate. Under the sun, it is hot like summer and under the tree shade, it is cool as winter.
Later, we went to a garden and there were fresh vegetables. We were told that we had the same vegetables for lunch which was so very tasty. We saw different kinds of vegetables namely: ladies fingers, palak, chillies and tomatoes. After lunch, we went to our cottage to take some rest.
I watched a movie with my brother after that we went to see the nursery where all the plants were kept, and there were 2 dogs named, ‘Bruno and Bullet’ and I was really scared.
I also saw the farm tank and PIPE DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM. Also, we took many photos and it was tea time. We all had wonderful milk, and others had tea and coffee. The most wonderful thing was me and my brother got to plant saplings, its name was ‘SANTALUM ALBUM’ also known as ‘SANDALWOOD’.
I LEARNT THAT THE FOOD COMES FROM A FARMER AND EVERY FARMER IS LIKE A GOD. THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER. I WILL MAKE A VISIT AGAIN AS I HAD A LOT OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES.”