When it gets close to rice harvest time, everyone watches the weather. Harvesting after a rain means a very heavy harvest, and letting mature rice get hit by a typhoon can be disastrous–it can get flattened and must be harvested by hand immediately or it will rot.
This week’s forecast is for clouds and rain, so naturally it was sunny today. We went to cut the weeds at the entrances to the rice fields so trucks can get in and out without slipping, and just in time, as the friends who do our harvesting decided to get a jump on the weather and harvest today.
You may remember that their rice planter is bright blue. To round out the garage palette they bought the orange harvester.
It was a beautiful day! Keep going for some videos that show the operation of the harvester.