A Tribute to a Rice HutSix months makes a difference
We had friends visit the farm last week and comment was made at how impressive the ‘resort’ area surrounding the rice hut is in real life, as opposed to just seeing the images on the blog. That made me think about what we started with and I found it unbelieveable that it was six months almost to the day that we started this project. I thought that having recently updated the blog on our tropical garden that it was appropriate to give you a six month review of one of our other gardens 🙂
What we started with in November 2018 and yesterday.
This is the hut itself in bits ready to be reassembled and you can see that the whole area is pretty well a blank canvas.
Now. Rice hut installed and Gaun’s garden well established.
This photo was taken 27 November 2018.
I left the green blind down in this photo. I bought this and almost immediately the rains started. The hut is mostly open on the side facing the pond. Note that the water level has increased somewhat from the original too.
Six months ago
Before and two ‘now’ photos below.
Gaun hand digging her pond. Mama watching.
It has improved.
Six months ago.
And the vibrant colours of today.
Spot the butterfly.
Gaun has carved a moat around the rice hut to stop water flowing underneath in heavy rain. She has made wooden bridges (saphans) over the waterway leading to more flower beds lining the pond.
Rows of bushes and trees now well established and getting bigger by the hour!
The combination of Gaun’s vision and energy with the amazing soil and climate makes for a winning team. Can you imagine it in another six months after the wet season?