2012年5月26日土曜日

taue rice planting- YEAH!!!

D-day has arrived!

We planted the rice today.

This year it is 80% koshihikari rice and 20% glutenous mochi rice. Meg and co-farmer W in particular LOVE mochi rice so this is a pretty special season for them. Me? I like my rice brown so either is fine.

K getting tips on the rice planter machine (a year is a long time between goes!)


Filling in the gaps by hand. A LOT easier than last year. When it comes to rice paddies flat is good. And flatter is better!


Lunch break. So as to make the most of rice planting day we take a picnic down there and eat at the side of the paddy. With a 6:30 start time that means W and I are up really early to make lunch for everyone before we get down there.

Finished for the day. We rocked rice planting this year. Finished with the machines by lunchtime and washed and returned them before getting on to duck fencing.

2 件のコメント:

Vicky さんのコメント...

Lovely! I love to see the freshly planted paddies with the clean green and bright reflections.

One request - could you plant shibazakura along your rice paddy edges?? Then one day you'll get the amazing pink reflections framing the upside down mountains!!!

Gina さんのコメント...

Yay, for the start of rice season! : )

The lunch pics were great.

Sounds like year 2 is going much better then last year. Onwards and upwards. ; )