|Just off campus, looking west toward Hyeunghae.|
|Short-grain Korean rice, like grass gone wild.|
|It's not uncommon to see fields go right up to the road (Chilpo-ri).|
|Checking the harvest with pearls on cracked me up (Hyeunghae).|
|Hand-harvesting with a scythe and tying the bundles together with rice stems. Note the gloves and arm sleeves; her over-sized visor was sitting nearby. (Photo credit: Ray Lantinga)|
|Hand cut and tied, drying in the sun. Most fields are cut by machine, but|
a small section by the road/ramp is cut by hand to give the machine room
to enter the field.
|Rice harvester tipping off the road into the field. (photo credit: Ray Lantinga)|
|Rice harvesting - grain is collected and stems left to dry in the field |
for later baling. (Photo credit: Ray Lantinga)
|Off-loading the rice into huge sacks on a truck.|
|Big bags o' rice designed to be hauled about via forklift.|
Sometimes we saw tarps in people's dooryards with rice
drying in the sun, but I didn't get any pictures.
|A rice elevator.|
|A wee rice stem (stalk? straw?) baler.|
|Wee rice stem/stalk/straw bales. We wonder if this is used for the |
rare cattle/livestock we've seen.
|Some rice stems get baled into huge rolls, similar to Iowa corn stalks.|
|Korean radishes (photo credit: Ray Lantinga)|
|Harvesting melee: ajeemas pick the radishes, slice off the tops, and bag them. |
The men bring the bags to the truck and up the hill for boxing. And stand around shouting at the women.
|Bags o'radishes, just harvested. You can still see the sliced greens |
along the ground.
|Radish greens, which I suspect were given to the picker-ajeemas for their|
souping pleasure. I love that they used Costco bags for such a
We also got to pick apples and see plenty of squid harvesting - but enough for today's blog. :)