No rice plants are visible so the back-breaking job of planting each rice plant bent over and standing barefoot in the water, was ahead. Women did most of this and other farm work. Irrigation came from a water wheel with a platform atop (8′ to 10′), on which the workings of a bicycle powered the water wheel. Small attached buckets took water from one side of the dyke and deposited it on the other side. This was done from first to last light without a sun shade.

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