2011年6月11日土曜日

2000m of string

2000m of string. That's what I did today. I zigzagged my way back and forth and up and down the rice paddy winding and tying and weaving and intertwining string to make a protective net over the entire rice paddy against airborne predators. It's quite a job trudging through the rice paddy holding fishing line above your head and stopping when you coincide with another string and weaving and then continuing on your journey to the next stop. I'm going to have Michelle Obama arms for sure!

The responsibility for their safety being in my hands made me feel a little ill and I was sooo thorough with my stringing that I used 2000m of the stuff.

And then I went and bought another roll to use tomorrow.

Just to be sure.

4 件のコメント:

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Good luck to any karasu or whatever trying to get through that lot!! And if all else fails just dress up a mannequin.

Gina さんのコメント...

2000m of string is a lot. And you bought a whole other roll as well on top of that.: ) I think the rice babies will be definitely safe after all the good work you've done. You'll definitely have very toned arms after all that, Michelle Obama has fantastic arms doesn't she. ; )

achan さんのコメント...

I need to do that to the veggie garden...bl**dy crows ate my first four tomatoes :( Don't think I'll need 2000m though!

thefukases さんのコメント...

GW- I so want some of those mannequins! I would love to make a ninja one... It's the birds of prey more than crows we are worried about but apparently a crow could go for a ducking as well.

Gina- Michelle Obama just looks fantastic, huh? Even if I get the arms I'll never have the legs or the wardrobe but I can dream!

achan- apparently the foolproof crow scarer is to trap, kill and string up a crow. Funnily enough this is not something we are willing to try no matter how much the neighbours rave about it.... I'll take string!