Monday, April 30, 2007

Rice planting preparation

The first stage of preparing for rice planting was started today. The rice fields have all been sitting slowly gathering weeds so they were given their initial plowing today - much to the delight of my son, who thinks riding on the tractor is great fun. Unfortunately it also means that the nice quiet countryside is turned into a noisy highway. My father-in-law was still out plowing well after dark last night. Of course to add to the tractor noise there is also all the grass cutting noises... all the banks around the rice fields need to be cut to prevent too many weeds growing in the rice.
At least once the rice fields are planted we will go back to the natural sounds of frogs and cicadas.....

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