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photoblog image The Rice Harvest #2

The Rice Harvest #2

Na and her sister [pink sun-hat] assist the harvest by cutting the rice plants, that have grown in tight corners and around trees, and throwing them into the path of the harvester...this action saves considerable time and diesel fuel.

Rice Harvest

 

 

The Rice Harvest #2

Na and her sister [pink sun-hat] assist the harvest by cutting the rice plants, that have grown in tight corners and around trees, and throwing them into the path of the harvester...this action saves considerable time and diesel fuel.

Rice Harvest

 

 

comments (12)

Excellent photojournalism, Ray!
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth.
Un travail de precision surement très utile , merci pour les explications
Bonne journée Ray
Ray: Le processus de récolte du riz est assez bien élaboré, Claudine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:45
I hope you wore distinctive headgear yourself as you recorded the event..
Ray: Ha ha

I rely upon my thick thatch of natural protection, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:59
It must be great to eat home grown rice Ray.
Ray: It is very satisfying , Chad...perhaps even more so than eating home-grown fruit and veg...although, I plucked and consumed a delicious Guava today.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Dec 2017, 07:05
Na is always helpful - does she protect herself against insects wearing this headgear?
Ray: The wrapping on the head is to protect against the sun and the insects, Philine. Thai people are very inventive with tShirts for this.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2017, 07:06
No effort spared, no time or diesel wasted
Ray: With small scale [subsistence] farming the margins are cigarette-paper thin, Lisl...in fact, if we did not have the benefit of free rice, by growing it ourselves, then there would be no economic argument for growing the rice at all.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Dec 2017, 07:07
Are they off to bank robbery after doing this and want to avoid recognition? Their work with the rice sounds like a good plan to me for the reasons you state.
Ray: A large proportion of the population of Thailand cover their faces much of the time in this manner, Alan...a lot of potential bank robbers! smile
Clever thinking. Back aching work though
Ray: In Thailand, Bill, the women do most of the heavy work!
It looks like hard work...
Ray: Farming tends to be like that, Larry, which is a big reason why so many people abandon the farming life and go to the big cities for less physically demanding work.
So the need for manual labour is not completely done away with then.
Ray: Na's family is frugal, and don't like to waste a single grain, Brian, so they have this routine. Some other farmers don't bother.

Sun-drying also requires a lot of manual effort.
Getting every last grain, eh?
Ray: Indeed, Tom...this is the mentality of Na's family. Many farmers do not do this.
good on them. always appreciated when efficiency boosting initiatives come along, Ray.

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