With only one rice crop per year the #Hmong people of #Sapa #Vietnam have quite a lot of time on their hands. The men often work as general laborers doing construction where locals say they're much hardier and stronger than the #Vietnamese. The women usually stay around the home making crafts to sell to tourists or making their own clothing from scratch. I'm talking weaving hemp into fabric dying it in indigo and then embellishing using batik or embroidery. Here a Hmong woman is drying…
Rice Paddy Art: Inakadate (Aomori prefecture) is the home of Japan's finest rice crop art, which is created naturally by planting different coloured #rice plants. Note the size of the three farmers. Source: http://pinktentacle.com/2010/07/photos-rice-paddy-art-2010/ #LivingArt
News List - All I have met a friend on Facebook in Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija in the Philippines who has asked me for $200 to pay for his rice-crop fertilizers, specifically Triple 14 and 1620 Urea. He has told me that his rice-harvest yield this year has not offered him enough profits to pay for his annual rice-crop fertilizer-payment this year.
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