Stringing the top of the rice paddy is a big job.
It's a big and important job.
The safety- the life- of the ducks depends on it.
Last year I did it like this.
This year co-farmer K, the carpenter, mechanic, farmer, procurer and now inventor, made us a cool tool.
A really cool tool.
It's cool because we can string four lines at once.
And it's really cool because we can do all that without trudging up and down the rice paddy.
If you've never done that you're probably thinking- so what?
So what is that walking up and down the rice paddy is akin to a blindfolded obstacle course- with a muddy ending and plenty of opportunity to injure the precious rice-babies. The paddy is not flat. It is cratered with footprints and soft mud sink spots and harder mud islets etc etc. And of course it is peppered with baby rice....
So yeah- the new tool is really cool.
Co-farmer W stringing the really cool tool. She's smiling coz it's so cool and coz he's married to cool-tool-creating co-farmer K.