Tuesday, March 2, 2010

the fields two days ago, to be harvested on March 19th



5 comments:

Dev Wijewardane said...

lovely images.

Dominic Sansoni said...

I wonder whether you will be using a 'Buthaya' (what they call Combine Harvesters down near Buttala....) or harvesting by hand. Really enjoy your blog(s).

magerata said...

Beautiful, you must be happy to see the fruits of your labor.

Rajaratarala said...

Dom See March 18 & 24 ,2009 entry for photos of the Buthaya at work on my land. Yes it is the Buthaya once again on my property as it is a hard surface, but on the adjoining property that my sister owns, I have to cut by hand as the Buthaya would get stuck in the mud, and we have to cut by hand and transport to a central spot where the "Tsunami" is used to thresh.

At present the Buthaya is Rs 9,000 per acre and the Tsunami Rs 3500 per hour. In actual fact it is a no brainer to use the Buthaya as it cuts, threshes and bags. The only drawback being that I have to take all the paddy bags to a cement drying area nearby to completely dry out before bagging and storing as I have to do, to supply my customers over the next few months transporting newly milled rice and delivering to their homes.

Anonymous said...

nice pics