What grows in a rice field other than rice?

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What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:06 pm

We all know Isaan is the home of rice for Thailand, ok it's also home for many of the ladies who populate our bars and hearts but that's another story.
How many people know what happens when the rice fields are ready to drain? Well last year I took part in this family tradition and ended up bitten all over by red ants, and Buddha alone knows what else, so this year I did not attend. The following photos are just some from this morning which have been sent to me.
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Last year they got over 300kg of fish, prawn, crab and snake from just one rice field
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Re: What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by Big Boy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:47 pm

We always had our share of snakes as well.
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Re: What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by Khundon1975 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:06 pm

Saw programme on China rice growing and as well as fish, prawns, frogs etc they also had ducks! 5 crops from one paddy. Clever these Chinese. 👍🤓
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Re: What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:02 am

It is an amazing spectacle to see and even more so to be involved in. I don't know how the Thai's do it, they worked for most of the day none stop, I only managed about an hour in mud up to my knees and I thought I was going to die. And after it was all finished and taken back to the village there was a huge party with everyone invited. Thai's in villages really do take care of each other.
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Re: What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:40 pm

That would have been amazing - I've never seen them work after 8am in Mrs BB's village.
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Re: What grows in a rice field other than rice?

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:35 pm

Well they do wake with the sun at around 5am
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