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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pure, fluffy cottons galore, but why are Cambodians not sleeping on pillows and mattresses?

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I love nature! Cotton trees flowering, spilling onto public road. I will have at least 3 pillows of pure cotton just from collecting off the dirt road during my daily walks of the past couple of days. Besides providing a natural border and shade along the dirt road I'm not sure if the owner is doing much with the cotton. Cambodians, including my family, can be really destructive or wasteful of natural beauty and blind to its value.

Cotton trees flowering
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I really don't think the owner of neighboring orchard does anything with the cotton from the 30-50 trees lining his property. And I'm pretty certain the family looking after the property has no mattresses or pillows they sleep on besides a mat on a $20 wooden bed. Today I picked up enough cotton for another pillow or cushion, just from cotton balls and cones splattering on the public dirt road. The fact that these trees line the property border only confirms my suspicion that the owner has no intention with the cotton because why plant these trees where over 50 of the cotton cones will fall outside the property. My gain!
Seen and heard on Ms. Theary C. Seng's Facebook accounts:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:56 PM

    កាលពីសម័យ អត់មាន ឈើគូស,ដែកកេះ,ខ្ញុំគិតស្រមៃ ឃើញថា ដូនតាយើង គាត់ប្រមូល ផ្លែ គ ពីដើម គ ដែលគាត់ដាំ (kapok tree : a massive tropical deciduous tree (Ceiba pentandra) of the silk-cotton family),យកមកទុក ធ្វើប៉ុយ សម្រាប់ បង្កាត់ភ្លើង ដោយគោះថ្ម ឬ ស្រកួត ឈើ,ឫស្សី ដើម្បីបញ្ឆេះវា ឲ្យកើតភ្លើង ។
    ដើម្បី ធ្វើ ពូក,ខ្នើយ ដូនតាយើង ត្រូវដាំ ដើម កប្បាស (Cotton tree),រួច ប្រឡេះ, បូត,រវៃ,ត្បាញ,បង្កើតជា កំណាត់សំពត់សិន ។
    កំណាត់សំពត់ ត្រូវមាន គុណភាព ល្អជាងក្រមា ទើបអាច ញាត់គ បង្កើតជា ខ្នើយ,ពូក ។ ខ្ញុំជឿថា ដូនតាយើង បើគាត់មានត្រឹមតែ ខ្នើយ គាត់សប្បាយចិត្ត ណាស់ហើយ ។ មុននឹងមានពូក គាត់ត្រូវមានផ្ទះ ប្រក់ក្បឿងសិន! បើមានផ្ទះដំបូលស្លឹក ឬ ស្បូវ,រួចមានពូក ត្រូវទឹកភ្លៀង ទទឹកជោក,លោកយាយ ច្បាស់ជា ទាញអង្រែ ដេញវាយលោកតា ពេញភូមិ មិនខាន !!!