Monday, December 31, 2012
of the work is still done by hand They lay their rice on the road to dry.
It doesn't matter if you run over it, we try not to but sometimes you
have no choice. We don't know how long it takes to dry, they just said
after they turn it four times. They turn it with wide tooth wooden rakes
seen one in a field, they just go up and down the road hauling sacks of
rice or people. They are often used for transpotation. It is steered by very
long wooden handles like an old hand plow. They are so dangerous on
the road at night because they have no lights. We about hit one the other
night and just at the last minute Kent noticed a little flickering light, someone
was holding a small flashlight!
. They use them as work animals.
use it both on dry land and in the flooded fields
was white but as it cooked it turned yellow and then brownish. Definately
not like our corn at home.
are planted by hand.