Planting rice in the paddy fields

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October 21st 2009
Published: June 22nd 2017
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Never ever thought we would indulge in this activity, but suitably attired in farmers outfits and coolie hats we were let loose in a paddy field in order to plant some young rice shoots. They had to be well spaced and in straight lines , and I am proud to say the farmer judged mine to be the best. Stefan's looked as if an elephant had trampled through but hopefully it will grow as the rice grown is given away to the monks. It was a very muddy job but good to see how hard the farmers have to work and learn about rice growing. We also got to ride on a water buffalo who was very sweet and patient, but not easy to ride bare back as they really roll when they walk. At the end a little man who had been playing some sort of Thai guitar in a shelter tried to show me how to play but at this I failed miserably.

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stefans legs are longer!

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