Just down the street from our house, in a real rice paddy, these ladies are harvesting rice. First they beat it to separate the grains from the plant. Next they filter off anything that isn't rice. Then the rice is dried in the sun for several days. The remaining plant waste is left on the ground to be burned. They can plant three four-month crops per year though they alternate crops so as to not wear out the soil.
March 8, 2019 at 14:40Mar 8, 2019 at 14:40 in
X-Pro2 18-55 55mm f/5.6 1/550 sec ISO 200
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