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!