bringing in the sheaves……..

ah yes, it’s finally fall here and the days are refreshingly cool…..unless you are out working the fields.  The rice fields planted in april by the school kids has come to fruit and on friday we harvested!!!!!!!  I am on the volunteer team that sees the project through from beginning (sorting last years rice for plantable seed, seeding, planting, harvesting and finally making mochi and eating it)  to end….I love it.  It’s great education and experience for the kids and lots of interaction with  parents (fulfilling their mandatory volunteer duty)…..

photo one, the field when we arrived in the morning….. fresh with dew….guarded by scarecrows…and possibly swarming with poisonous snakes…….we did snake patrol….(combing through each row) and found nothing…

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next photo, my sweetie pie 4th grader and some of her friends…

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a sheaf of bundled rice, tied with straw……..

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and finally rows of bundled rice, hanging to dry on bamboo racks………..

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we worked from 8 till noon and got it mostly done…… but there was cleanup work after that……….it was  bumper crop this year…the kids did a great job. and I was all tarred out.

shout out HELLO to my brother and his girls!!!!!!!!!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ohime
    Oct 14, 2007 @ 09:22:51

    Gorgeous!
    Good work, you must be exhausted.

    Reply

  2. Grandpa H
    Oct 15, 2007 @ 03:14:33

    I think you pictures are very interesting and enjoyed seeing K’s picture in it. Is the rice field near the school.? grandma H.

    Reply

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