RURAL LIFE IN THE FEET OF SLAMET

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Wet season from September to February is a bounty boon for locals in the feet of Mount Slamet. Abundant foods for animals, growing plantations in the farm and fertile soil sustain the stockpile for the family to the upcoming harvest season. I was there to witness the bustle of rural rush hour in the heart of Java.

a portray of javanese traditional farmers

Around 20 km from the capital of Banyumas residence, locals in Baturraden work as farmers or cattle raisers at government owned livestock. Agricultural way of life and way of working is carried out from time to time on the daily basis.

A man brought fresh grass after foraging from the pine forest in Baturraden to feed the cattle

An old woman walked through the grass field to find firewoods to cook.

A skilled climber swiftly swarmed a 30 meters tree handling a sickle.

To transport the grass, local farmers use motorcycle and ride about 5 km where they have their own small cattle raiser home.

Workers slaughtered poultry for dinner before a full nightwatch shift in the cattle.

A truck parked near the cattle ready to load food materials and logistics.

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

Wendell Berry

Kali Pelus, a river flows from Mount Slamet to Southern Java Sea.

A man dried his body after bathing in Kali Pelus river before going home.

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