This is harvest season. We've been following the progress with great interest during our morning walks and runs. Peeee-EWWWWW….. when the fields are clear they burn and put really rank smelling manure down….
This has yet to happen directly across from us, but I'm sure it is coming. We've seen it in fields on our drive to base and back.
Across from us the fields have turned from green to yellow. The paddies have been allowed to dry out for a few weeks.
Saturday a man and woman turned up to cut the rice.
After the field is cut, they tie it into bundles and leave it standing in the field to dry. What happens if it rains? Hmmm…
Jared read the next step is threshing the rice from these dried stalks. FINALLY, it is sent to a shop to be polished and bagged.
I was excited to find big bags of rice at the Farmer's Market. YOWZER the price was incredible. It was the equivalent of a bit more than $90 for 25 - 30 lbs. I suppose I'd best keep buying it in the 1lb bags from the commissary. ::snort::
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Living all of life before the face of God...