Out in the Fields (Part 1)
Within the first few hours of settling in with my homestay family, one of my big brothers came in to get me. He told me that he wanted to take me to a beautiful place. That was about all that I could understand, as he was speaking very quickly and with an accent. I jumped in the truck and they took me to the rice fields. I have been fascinated by the process of harvesting and growing rice ever since I arrived, and I here I was, in the middle of an enormous paddy.
This is the dry season, so they have already chopped down the rice, and many are burning to renew the nutrients. On this day, we had to move the rice that had been cut and put into hay bails back to their house.