Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Inter-row space is swept clean at Whitmore 3rd leaf orchard
Mowing is one of the operations that we do in preparation for the harvesting season. The idea is to keep the inter-row space as clean as possible. Because, during harvesting, tree trunks are shaken and fallen nuts remain on the ground for a few days until they are dried sufficiently.