Friday, 16 October 2009

A final rice update for the year

All the rice around us has been harvested now.

In late September, Mr A set this up in one of the fields:

No, nothing to do with The Wicker Man, it's a rack for drying rice. Most of the rice behind our house was combined and the grains were dried by machine straight away. One small field wasn't ready then though, so Mr A cut that with a smaller, walk-behind machine and then hung the sheaves to dry on the rack:

The old rice plants shoot up again really quickly; you can see a big difference in the ten days or so between those two photos being taken. Last week Mr A got his little tractor out and turned it all over:

So now it all looks like this, and will be left fallow until next spring:

Hope you enjoyed following the rice-growing!

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