From the Blog

Rice Field Planting

At Villa Kropak the rice has just been planted. Our rice terraces are located on the land immediately beneath the main building which slopes down towards the river. The tiered terraces are ploughed, shaped and planted by hand just as they have been for generations. The baby rice plants are placed at regular intervals within the irrigated fields and as they grow the colour moves through every shade of green imaginable. When the rice turns to gold after about 4-5 months, it is time for the harvest and this too is carried out by hand. Between harvests, the rice fields are rested and crop rotation sees them filled with vegetables, chilies or flowers for the village offerings.