Friday, August 17, 2007
One of my neighbors, Karunasena and his wife and son
At least Karunasena has a tractor. He grows rice and sells seed paddy. He showed me his pumpkin patch on Wednesday the 15th August where of his 800 plantings over 75% were affected badly with leaves all going pale and dying with no one able to help him in detrermining what the problem is. If he had all his harvest, he would have pumpkins to fill a truck, now he may not even recover his cost, to say nothing of the opportunity cost of planting some other crop in the same area.