Sunday, June 22, 2008

Day two of rice planting

The rain stopped for long enough to make it reasonably pleasant in the rice fields today. The last of the rice was planted and some of the washing was dried.

Here is a short video to show anyone who is interested how the rice planting machine works. I think it is pretty incredible (even more so now that I have experienced what it is like to plant it by hand...) - 3 to 5 plants are pulled off at a time and pushed into the mud by the revolving "hand". Now if they could just design a machine that could do all the corners perfectly and not leave any gaps anywhere then all the back breaking work would be eliminated!

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