I know it’s been too long since we last visited UPLB because we got lost on the way to DTRI. We passed a map of the campus but we didn’t stop to check our location thinking we’d know by instinct where to go and we’d land in DTRI without issue. But we were wrong. We landed in IRRI instead and had to turn back.
But as soon as we saw the Carillon, we got our bearings.
We saw the Animal Husbandry arch and knew that was where we should go.
As an aside, I’ve always wondered about the term “animal husbandry” which Wikipedia says is “also called animal science, stockbreeding or simple husbandry, is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock.” I’m sure that the term was coined by some male; otherwise, it would have been called animal wifery.
On the right track, the next sign pointed to DTRI.
Finally… a sign that says we were entering the Dairy Training and Research Institute.
And there’s the milk in vats.
We went to the Dairy Bar, Sam and Alex had a list of things they wanted, from ice cream to cheese, but unfortunately only cow’s milk was available. We bought only what we could consume within the next hour or so since we didn’t bring a cooler.
Happy with a liter of milk, we left DTRI and passed by this heron staring at the asses of two horses.
There weren’t too many people on the streets because last Monday, February 22, was a school holiday.
We went to visit our favorite tree, an ancient kapok, so we could complete the UPLB ritual of drinking milk in its company.
We took photos. Naturally.
Including photos of kalachuchi flowers that had fallen off a tree. It would have been more interesting if it were ripe kapok pods all over the grounds.
But the pods were unripe and didn’t appear to be ready to burst and fall off the tree for another couple of months.
From U.P. Los Baños, we drove to Tagaytay. But that’s another story.