Wednesday, June 18, 2008


At the moment everyone here is out and about every day preparing the fields for rice planting. One of the things I find fascinating is the water channels which are used to fill the rice fields. They have thought of very clever ways to ensure that water is not wasted and in most cases the water flows from one rice field into another and into another and into another....... Because everyone does not plant at the same time anymore there are ways to block the entrances to rice fields in order to keep them dry, while letting water flow into others when needed. They have found ways to transport the water over rivers, under roads and down steep slopes. Very clever!
Apart from the construction side of it, I also really love the channels as they are really cool in summer - a great way to cool off after working in the garden!

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