2016年6月8日水曜日

You cook, I'll clean up

Mum and dad always shared the kitchen jobs with the person who cooked not having to do the dishes afterwards.

K and I use this system too.

And so it was that as K ran the tractor over a field I want to use for pumpkins this year I started washing up the rice pallets.

Which seemed only fair as he had been chasing that machine around all morning.

But there were NINETY of them!! That's more dishes than Christmas lunch!

You need to clean them to ensure that no bad stuff (microbes? fungus? mould? no idea now that I think of it!) gets left on the pallets to affect next year's seedlings.

We are lucky that there are these washing stations by the side of the road here where you can open and shut a little door to let water in and out and keep it there to wash.

I didn't have a long enough brush to get into the crevices so I got out the snow scraper (K was out tractoring remember so no one was there to look shocked at this idea!) and set to it.

The brush was too big and rather clumsy and 90 is a LOT of pallets. I have to say my commitment to fair and equal work sharing was definitely waning towards the end.

I think I will just have to learn how to use the rice planting machine so I can get out of washing next year!


2 件のコメント:

Joanne Tomooka さんのコメント...

お疲れ様でした!
We use the big trays rather than ones with individual holes so washing up is a little easier, but I still feel your pain! I think that most females get the rough end when it comes to rice planting...I get the feeling it would be much easier to sit on the rice planter driving up and down than getting knee high deep in mud and filling in all the bits they have missed. Maybe we should start taking lessons now and reverse the roles in the rice fields next year - I can only imagine the conversations that would be had amongst the neighbours!

shinshu life さんのコメント...

hahaha! Can you imagine the scandal?? I use the weed whacker and the push plough and already raise eyebrows!