I’ve been a farmer since I can remember. My parents used to have a sheep and corn farm. When they sold it, we started moving a lot, working at different farms in the Caldas and Manizales areas. I finished primary school, but since I was 12 years old I have been helping out. You need to eat somehow.
In ’87 I moved into the Tolima department. One of my sisters lived here and I found work. Here I met Rocio. We have been together for 30 years, married for 25. I met her the usual way, dancing and partying. We do not party anymore, but back then things were a different story. I fell in love with her. She was a city girl, but she fell in love with me and we’ve been living on the countryside for 30 years now. She is a beautiful woman. She works hard, and we get along great. We have problems like any couple, but after so many years we are still in love. I work in the field and she takes care of the house. We are a good team. We have two children, a son and a daughter. Ours is already married and independent. Our daughter studies psychology. She will graduate this June.
I love working in organic agriculture, to recover the soil, to care about the environment and to grow healthy, non-toxic food.
Since I know, I’ve been a farmer. My parents had a sheep and corn farm. When they sold it, we began to move a lot, to work in the farms of the Caldas and Manizales areas. I finished primary school but from the age of 12 I helped in the field. The subject of food was complicated.
In ’87 I went to Tolima. One of my sisters lived there and I got a job. Here I met Rocío. We are together 30 years ago, married 25. We met as one knows, dancing and drinking. The rumba is over, but these days we went to Rumbear. I fell in love. She was a girl from the city, but she also fell in love with me, we’ve been in the field for 30 years. She is a very nice, hard-working woman. we are very good together Of course we have problems like every couple, but after 30 years we are still in love. We are a good team. I work in the fields and she takes care of the house. We have two children, a boy and a girl. Our son is already married and independent. Our daughter studies psychology. He will graduate in June.
I love working in the organic, recover the land, take care of the environment and produce healthy food, without toxins.
By: Jennifer Gonzales