Hasat Saat (Harvest Time)

Saturday August 1st,

The rest of the week consisted of a lot of the same work. We would leave for the field around 9 (giving some time for the humidity to dissipate from the wheat spikes) and get back around 7. Some nights I slept well and others not so much.

Today we worked from 8 am to 8 pm, making significant progress. A group of workers joined us. One of them was tagging along with her mom and is actually my age and going into senior year of high school. It was great talking with them. As for the work, one group worked the machine and harvested seeds, one group pealed wheat stems, and one group aided Gul Abla as she quantified the severity of crown rot in each plot. I got work all three part through the course of the day.

All the seed bags are collected in a warehouse
Reppin Kennedy in the fields
The workers taking a tea break

By the end we were all exhausted. The weather has significantly cooled over the course of the week but that doesn’t take away from the physical labor. Gul Abla decided we all needed a break so we don’t have work tomorrow!

I got a few loads of laundry done and then made a beans and rice dish. Soon after dinner with Kubra, I went to bed.

No it is not burned



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