* A Land Of Rice

We're certainly not experts at rice farming.  But we do get to see plenty of it taking place on our trips to Gabaldon.  Rice fields (paddies) just about all the way there and back.  Thought we'd share some of the beautiful sights with you.  We'll let the pictures tell the story.

A Paddy Being Prepared With A Rototiller

"Philippine Tractors" At Work

Carabao Pulling A Single Row Plow

A "Tractor" Taking A Well Earned Rest

Cooling Off

Mud.....Wonderful Mud

Egrets In The Paddies

The Finished Product Being Dried

Just About Ready To Eat

On The Dinner Plate .... Delicious!


  1. Looks good Sharon, even though it is not one of my favorites. Beautiful scenery.


  2. Planting rice is never fun,
    Bent from morn till set of sun,
    Cannot stand and cannot sit,
    Cannot rest a little bit

    I used to sing this song when I was a kid! :)
    Those pictures remind me of Kedah, one of the 12 states of Malaysia. Interestingly I never knew Kerbau is spelt Carabao. A Phillipine version??

    Thanks for all your Blogs. Keep them coming!

    With love,
    Ling (still a Malaysian...)

  3. There is a Tagalog version of the song you shared Ling, its goes like this:

    Magtanim ay di biro
    Mag-hapong naka-yuko
    Di naman maka-tayo, di naman maka-upo :-)

    Its good to look back at some of your blogs... reminds me of the times we had our first fellowship with you and the Smits. It's just sad that the Smit's will be leaving soon. :-(

    Hope to see more updates on your blog. Ingat po lagi!