Rice Farming: Field Prep

June 13, 2020, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.

The first words spoken to me at 7am this morning as I spoke with men in the fields was “Hot, hot”. And it was. I checked the weather app on my phone and it said 82°. Adding to the heat was the protective clothing worn in the rice fields. A hat, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants and rubber boots, all worn to protect the workers from the intense Thai sun.

Preparing the Fields for a Tractor.

The men are using gas powered industrial weed eaters to cut the tall vegetation so when the land is plowed with a tractor it can be easily smoothed out and rice planting can begin. 40 Rai of fields will be a several day job in the hot sun.


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