2011年5月7日土曜日

the rice chronicles part 5- invasion of the plastic


Not the one at the back that's fully flooded. We're not there yet! The one at the front that has sprouted black plastic. It's called aze-sheet. Aze is the name of the ridges between the rice paddies.

The sheet is there to add to the waterproof-ness (waterproofability?) of the aze. Our aze are so thick/ wide that it really isn't an issue but as the field hasn't been used as a rice field for about 40 years we don't know if it is riddled with mole and mouse holes or whatever so it's like aze insurance.



Aze sheet close-up. Oh and if you look really closely you can see that the field to the South (the downhill side) is also using aze sheet. And that's another great reason to use it- the neighbours do. And they recommend we do, too. Strongly recommend it. And sometimes farming is more about people than plants... that's just the way it goes.

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achan さんのコメント...

Thought about you guys when I was driving back from shopping this morning. The paddies around here were all planted before golden week and I saw a farmer filling in some holes today. There's such a huge difference in weather.

It must be a real learning experience or hair pulling experience but one where you'll learn lots!!! Goodluck on Rice chronicles part 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10!