Farming

 

The area we operated in was flat and mostly devoted to growing rice. All work was done by hand. This included irrigation, planting, post-planting care, harvest, threshing, and hauling it home. Most of the work was done by women, children and old or crippled men. Healthy men were in some fighting force and ripe for an ID check if we found a man that was not. I came from wheat farm country and knew the hard word of farming but we had motors to power equipment while the Vietnamese had only people power. In the wet season green was the dominant color while the dry season was basic brown with a dust haze. It was ALWAYS HOT!

Photos

 

Big Pile

Rice

Estate

Weather tight

Farm Estate 2

Repairs needed

Home Sweet Home

Farm house

Fishing Camp

River of life

Fishing Hole

Big net

Filled

Ready

Dry Paddy

Brown

Drying Time

Rice field

Rice Harvest

Beginning

Green Rice

Tranquil

Brown

Dry season

Lone Tree

Survivor

Water Way

Still green

Shade

None

Combine

Threshing

Customs

Boss

Man

VC

Womans Work

Never done

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