Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's not always about the tupperware

I haven't been doing much geocaching lately. I haven't been doing much besides working, and getting ready for school (my next term starts Monday).

I did, however, stop and look for a cache on my way home from work on Thursday afternoon. I have often eyed the local rice paddies with a detached interest, and have marveled at the rice being dried on the roadside guard rails just like it has been done for many years.

The cache I stopped at was intended to bring the cacher to a local rice paddie so that we can watch rice being grown, and harvested, the way it has always been done. This is probably a unique experience, since nobody in The States is going to see rice being harvested by hand.

A local farmer was working right next to ground zero, so I was unable to search properly for the cache container. I did snap a couple of photos of the rice paddies. From the smell of things, I suspect that the rice has been well fertilized too!

Overall, it was a neat little spot, and I'm glad I stopped there. I'll be back there again to grab the cache, probably on an early morning when Farmer Yoshi is still asleep!


Erika Jean said...

That's really cool! Something I have never seen - and your right probably never will!

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

P.J. said...

I know that feeling about caching and about classes (I am teaching a couple of classes at a local college this semester) and it's tough juggling everything. Work has been tough with juggling everything, grading etc., so caching has taken a backseat. I've been able to grab a few, but hopefully I'll get a full day in a few weeks when we head off to an event.

Cool with the rice paddies. Japan seems like a place that would be fun to visit one day.