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Holding her bags, a woman waits her turn.
Stick-Stick men hang around shopping malls, train stations and bus depots. In this case, a funeral.
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…
Husband and wife haul just harvested rice home.
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 is another way of earning extra money.
Black mushrooms are grown in a darkroom. They feed on ‘special’ sawdust.
Mushroom grow in the dark on small cylinder stuff with a specific type of wood chip.
Rice is being planted. While, off in the distance, a pagoda reminds us of the sacrifices made by others.
This little village is where my mom lived for age 3 to 10.
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…
Hard work, low pay, and long hours are the fate of the farmer.
The combine harvests one mu at a time. They get paid by the mu.
This woman follows the combine on the field. She cuts the grains which the combine can’t reach and throw it into the combine.
This combine reaps, winnow, and bags the rice.
This farm rooster eats left over and whatever it finds. They keep the insect population down.
The combine reaps, winnows, and bags the rice.
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…