2012年11月21日水曜日

Done! Nov 5

We played the weather roulette game and the scheduling spaghetti game and the machinery learning game and the soothsayer said that November 5th was the day and so we did it.  De-riced the rice.


Co-farmer W looking soooo cool driving the de-husker over to the side of the field so we can load the rice in it's tank into the rice bags you can see bottom right.

Hmmmm, in summary of this year's rice harvest, yield was down on last year which was partly a good thing as last year we were dancing with danger and rice disease as everything was a bit too bountiful, and partly a bad thing based on the super hot summer and the fact that we didn't add any fertiliser trying to correct last year's over-fertilising.

Never mind.  All part of the learning process, hey?

Everything else went so much smoother than last year.  From fencing to ducks, water management and then harvest and de-ricing.

Definitely learning as we go here.

Roll on next year and a chance to further refine our techniques!






3 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

You all are getting better each year. Learning what works best. No fertilizer or too much, like you said type of thing.... and I agree. It really is a learning process. You guys will be pros in a few years time though, that's for sure. : )

But otsukaresama for this year though! You guys deserve it. : )

shinshu life さんのコメント...

thanks Gina.

Would you believe we still haven't even tried it yet? It's gonna end up being a whole month old before we even eat it. Just too much rice from last year. I guess in this game it all evens out in the wash huh?

I've been meaning to ask you- I have masses of potatoes I want to use up and wondered if you'd mind sharing that baked potato soup you posted (years ago?) I can still see that picture! heatherarm 22 @hotmail.com

Gina さんのコメント...

Sure thing jelly bean! Let me find that recipe and I'll shoot you an email. I just found this message just now, ha ha ha. Give me a day or two and I'll find the recipe. : )