Due to a number of factors beyond our control we did the cutting and hanging alone this year.
By we I mean k cut rice using a headlamp from 3-7 each morning and my mum and dad and I hung it during the day around my classes- nothing like a challenge huh??
It was the first experience for mum and dad and they rocked it!!
Serious. I offered tem references but they reckon it's not something they'll take up anytime soon.
Some rice was in areas where k couldn't even get the harvester in- think mud bath rather than straight mud so they got a chance to try cutting rice old school style!
This was the yeeeeeeehaaaaaaa moment we (they) cut the last bunch of rice- we still had another couple hours hanging work to go but seeing not a single bunch of rice standing anymore is a huge milestone!
The finished product. I stood across the road to try and get it all in to really show the size of the job. You can see how muddy some areas are!
Bonus artistic shot of rice hanging as I think it looks really nice. Or maybe the sense of accomplishment at completing the job just makes it look beautiful to me!
We just need the rain to let up and a string of sunny days and we can finish the job and get the rice in bags and in the rice stock cupboard and I can stop worrying for a bit.
Until we start readying the field for next year's crop anyway!