Saturday, June 18, 2011

It used to be exciting...

In the beginning I really liked watching the whole rice planting process. I used to try to explain it and document it for those who like me were interested in the whole process. Three years ago I finally got my feet muddy and actually had to help IN the rice fields. For the next two years I found it quite refreshing to wander around in the mud popping in extra rice plants here and there (okay, so maybe I am exaggerating a bit...), but not quite enthusiastic enough to blog about it. This year it is rice planting again... and it is just assumed that I will be IN the fields helping..... and I am pretty much over it - and I've only done one afternoon! It absolutely poured down all day and at 4:30pm when I was the only one left out in the fields finishing off the last field for the day, standing on broken snails shells and basically wringing out my t-shirt (which was under my jacket) and shivering I decided the excitement of rice planting has officially passed.... unfortunately there is one more day of it tomorrow... and the forecast is for rain... Perhaps I could forget to set my alarm, or sneak into the cottage and lock the door...... or a friend could have an emergency and I could rush off to save them....

2 comments:

  1. Oh...boy...tomorrow is my FIRST time ever....and yes...it is supposed to be pouring rain. Well...at least I have gum boots... :/

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  2. shiiiiiiiiiiiit, I forgot to tell you. Huge emergency over here. Um, I'm pregnant again, Shou broke his leg, Marina has malaria, Granny K's somehow locked herself in the deep freeze ... ....

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