And soon He will be harvesting.

by David February. 01, 2012 1628 views

On a hot Sunday afternoon, while feeling bored, my children suggested we go for a drive to out of town. Along the way, we came across this small padi farm. Taking this opportunity, we stopped to view the beauty of the crop.
Oh what a sight to behold.!

I then told them…a life lesson..
“You can not give anything away, It will come back to you a hundred fold.”
The farmer “gave” away some seeds to the ground. The ground gives back to him a harvest of seeds a hundred fold.
In life, always say good things of others, so that they will in turn say good things of you to all others.

The farmer puts it in a unique way. “Take good care of the crop, the harvest will take care of itself.” … a wise man indeed.
… and our Sunday was bored no more… a blessing indeed.

This is the padi field.. soon to be harvested. The blue-flags lines in the distance are connected by strings to the hut. Attached to these line are tiny tins with tiny pebbles in them. The farmer uses this simple concoction to protect his months of labour on his precious plot of land.

Upon seeing birds that come for a free picking, the farmer would pull the strings causing the tins to rattle with clinks and clangs. .. and hopefully the birds would fly away, leaving the crop intact.

In addition to the tins and strings, nets are also installed to further protect the his crop.

And in a couple of weeks, … a bountiful harvest. !

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Nurul 5 years, 3 months ago

love the story! :) very vibrant color.. cool! :)

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Steven Berry Yap 5 years, 3 months ago

i love the story behind your pictures..=)

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Sara G 5 years, 3 months ago

A lot of work but he is rewarded for it..also leave some for others (or birds) to glean..Interesting, I have never seen one of these..

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 3 months ago

great set! i love the colors in this one very vibrant!

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Mujay 5 years, 3 months ago

great set .

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Julie Domingo 5 years, 3 months ago

This reminds me of bario life mode ^_^ great shots sir

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Darlene Foster 5 years, 3 months ago

Nice set! What are the flags in the background?

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