Crops and Farming
We went to the Queen's Gardens in Chiang Rai. This is only a touch of it ... they also had all kinds of flowers and flowering trees. The Tea Plantation is only a few miles away. They have a restaurant with recipes made from tea ... there were some amazing sweets. And, of course, there were rice fields everywhere that we passed as we drove to different destinations.
We have orchards all around us so every year (except for this year) we go cherry and berry picking and yes, even apple picking though I haven't included it here.
My DIL (Daughter-in-Law) comes from a family of farmers so when she came over here, she brought her skills with her.
Thai cucumbers are awesome, big, juicy and sweeter than our cucumbers. Everyone was surprised at their size ... as you can see on my neighbors facial expression.
But, needless to say, my DIL's favorite crop is the Thai pepper. Sometimes when she cooks our eyes water and we have to cough. Hot is hot and then there is Thai Hot!
At this house we have a farm in our back yard. This is last years harvest of corn. This year they planted beans, but haven't harvested them yet. I love watching them and they go on into the night with lights on their tractors.
To me a farm isn't a farm without a barn yard. I love all of the animals so I had to include some of them in this post
This post could go on forever. I live in the Midwest where farming is everywhere ... mostly miles and miles of corn and bean fields, but also farm animals. My father was a Professor in Horticulture and my mother grew up on a farm so we always had crops growing in our back yard. I also have wonderful memories of going to the University farms and walking through the barns, watching, talking to and petting the animals. It is in my blood and I love everything about farming ... except, at my age, I was glad to let my DIL take over the garden part :)
So all of you stay well and do what you need to do to be safe. Also don't forget to have some fun. These are difficult times so we need to put our best foot forward to get through it all ... and laughter is always good for the soul.
Andrea @ From the Sol