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As I said in an earlier post, it has been pretty rainy here in the bootheel.  I was always taught, when life gives you lemons…you make lemonade!  Rolling rice is one of those things you do when its wet, the sloppier the better.  Grady went with daddy today and played in the mud.  When Grady got in, I asked him how he liked it.  Man of few words said “fun.”


One day, very soon, he will realise someone has to clean up all that mud!  Until then, his daddy will be the coolest!



All About Rice

  •  Rice represents 20 percent of the world’s per capita caloric consumption. More than 50 percent of the world’s population is dependent upon rice for 80 percent of its diet.
  •  Rice is cultivated in more than 100 countries and on every continent except Antarctica – from sea level to an altitude of 3,000 meters. To keep pace with demand, technological advances in production are occurring rapidly. However, much of the world’s rice crop is still dependent upon annual rainfall patterns, such as occur during the Asian monsoon season. Changes in world weather patterns can easily alter the delicate balance between world supply and demand, dramatically affecting world rice trade patterns and price levels.
  •  World rice trade represents only about 5 percent of world consumption. However, this relatively small amount traded (worth roughly $5.0 billion annually) has a major impact on world economic and political policies.
  •  Well over a hundred countries in the world import rice annually. The United States is unique as a major exporter of all rice types.

Did you Know?

  •  Rice is the staple food for two-thirds of the world’s population. The simple grain has been a popular life-sustaining food for thousands of years because it is nutritious, versatile, economical, easy to prepare and tastes good!
  • Rice is a complex carbohydrate. Humans need complex carbohydrates in their diet because they fuel the body. Complex carbohydrates are stored in muscles and released as energy as needed.
  • Rice protein, when compared to that of other grains, is considered one of the highest quality proteins. It has all eight of the essential amino acids, necessary building blocks for strong muscles. Rice is also a good source of other essential nutrients — thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Rice contains no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium. This along with being nonallergenic and gluten free, makes rice especially well suited for persons with special dietary needs.
  • Rice offers versatility unsurpassed by an other food. It can be made part of any meal in recipes for soups, salads, main dishes and desserts.
  • Honda means “main rice field.” Toyota means ” bountiful rice field.”
  • Arkansas is the largest rice producing state in the U. S.
  • Rice can be indefinitely cropped in irrigated fields. Some rice fields are believed to have been continously cropped for more than 2,000 years.
  • There are over 29,000 grains of rice in one pound (based on long grain white rice).
  • The Greek poet, Sophocles, in 495 BC mentioned rice in the Tragedies.
  • Louis Armstrong signed his autograph “Red Beans and Ricely Yours…”
  • In China, the typical greeting is “Have you had your rice today?” The typical answer is “Yes.”
  • In India, it is said the grains of rice should be like two brothers: close but not stuck together.
  • In Thailand when you call your family to a meal you say, “Eat Rice.”
  • The Japan word for cooked rice is the same as the word for meal.


Rice Harvest


Rice harvest was competed for 2012 in September!

We were pleased with out rice harvest this year.  It took about 2 weeks longer to thrash than normal because of all of the rain we recieved in September.  I believe there is something to that old wives tale that says if it rains on the 1st of the month you will get 15 days of rain.  In September it rained on the 1st and we got 15 days of rain. This month it rained in the 1st and so far we have gotten 6 days and it is only the 15th!


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