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Snack Shack Woman On Roof

At the school entrance was this snack shack.

Woman In Field

Holding her bags, a woman waits her turn.

Stick Stick Man

Stick-Stick men hang around shopping malls, train stations and bus depots. In this case, a funeral.

Planting Rice

It takes a village to plant a rice field. China has one-eighth the arable land that the United States has. It also has 1,373+ million people while the…

Drying Grain

After the floods, mattress and rice is spread across the drive way to dry.

Harvest, Hauling Rice

Husband and wife haul just harvested rice home.

Dirt Village

People come to Taishan for economic benefits. They live in humble conditions, raise chickens and pigs, and prepare to return home better than they came.

Cross Stitching

Cross stitching is another way of earning extra money.

Black Mushrooms

Black mushrooms are grown in a darkroom. They feed on ‘special’ sawdust.

Man Harvesting Mushroom

Mushroom grow in the dark on small cylinder stuff with a specific type of wood chip.

Rice Paddies

Rice is being planted. While, off in the distance, a pagoda reminds us of the sacrifices made by others.

Gai Shui Wu Bin

This little village is where my mom lived for age 3 to 10.

Fertilizing Rice Paddy

In China, any farmer’s still use organic fertilizer in their rice paddies. However, 80% of farmers use chemical fertilizers because they can raise more crops in the same amount…

Farmer’s Feet

Hard work, low pay, and long hours are the fate of the farmer.

Combine in the Field

The combine harvests one mu at a time. They get paid by the mu.

Combine Can’t Get It All

This woman follows the combine on the field. She cuts the grains which the combine can’t reach and throw it into the combine.

Harvesting Rice

This combine reaps, winnow, and bags the rice.


This farm rooster eats left over and whatever it finds. They keep the insect population down.

Combine In Fields

The combine reaps, winnows, and bags the rice.

Rice Into Seedlings

These farmers are preparing the bedding for raw rice. The soil comes from the bottom of the reservoir which is rich in nutrients. It is spread over dimpled…

Sign – “Don’t Throw Dead Dogs”