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September 9, 2008 / calebdresser

Mera chawal bimar hai lekin aj acche hai!

My rice is sick, but today is good! Two photos whose backstory I’m too busy & tired to write.

My bioassay tubes near our core experiment. Many of the plants are now displaying symptoms of fungal blight.

Hanging out with the laborers can have fringe benefits: I got to go bombing around the countryside on a tractor towing a drill-seeding apparatus. I was apparently a rather poor driver – I’m pretty sure I overheard two of them discussing whether the angrezi was drunk!

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  1. BenGolas / Sep 10 2008 12:59 am

    Drunk tractor driving in rural India… sounds like a good time!

  2. Jessie / Sep 11 2008 12:29 am

    I am loving, loving the sexy rugged man beard. Will you keep that until the next time I see you at least? That is something I need a picture of. Kale, I miss you fool! The semester is lonely with so many people gone… at least i’ve got BenG to keep me entertained. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Winslow / Sep 11 2008 3:43 am

    Remember Belize. “If you’re going to drink and drive, try to be careful.”

  4. Winslow / Sep 11 2008 3:44 am

    What does it mean that the plants are dying?

  5. Margaret McCandless / Sep 11 2008 11:00 am

    Oh, my goodness! The second photo shows Caleb wearing a shirt of bright color and lively pattern. It declares that that day you didn’t feel a need to blend into the background. That sounds like a story in itself.
    The drill-seeding apparatus must be really a challenge. You’ve driven our tractor straight and soberly for many years, at home.
    “Fungal blight” sounds bad for lots of people. We wish your rice plants well.

  6. Becky / Sep 14 2008 9:36 pm

    That shirt was the first thing I noticed! Wonderful!

    Im sitting in a certain dining room in a certain house on Stewart Ave, looking at a beautiful painting that your mom made. It illuminates the wall. Kate has a sunflower in an empty wine bottle, still alive after a week has passed since the last farmer’s market trip. It smiles at me from across the table.

    I am reading about cover crops and crop rotations for my organic ag class. Don’t forget the importance of talking to your study plants.

  7. Emily Epstein / Sep 16 2008 3:14 am

    if i was walking along the sidewalk at night, and saw a hairy beast like you walking towards me, i’d probably cross over to the other side of the road. just saying.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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