Bali: The Rice Thresher

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Comments (8)

jeff_msn123 on June 27, 2009

He is planning for a vacation after harvest. Nice shot with story.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on June 27, 2009

His cow (Sapi Bali) is in the shed, his ducks are out of their baskets and feeding in the wake of the harvest, his wife is cutting more heads, and he is quietly enjoying his cigarette.

But I am not sure that there will be any holiday, Jeff, for immediately the fields must be ploughed and prepared for the next season.

Regards, Ian

jeff_msn123 on June 27, 2009

Farmer is not a easy job.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on June 28, 2009

Life wasn't meant to be easy, Jeff! This fellow and his wife certainly work hard, and this year they have had a very good harvest.

Cheers, my friend.


Ghiocela on June 28, 2009

Each photo has a story .. in your album! Very interesting ..your trip, Ian! Best wishes, Simona

Ian Stehbens on June 28, 2009

It really is special to share it with you, Simona. I have some great opportunities to share with friends in the many places where I travel but then to be able to tell their stories through my camera is a further privilege. I am glad you appreciate the stories, Simona.

Warmest regards,


M.Kranenborg-Torn on June 29, 2009

Nice pic. off a nice landscape too.

Greetings from Greetje.

Ian Stehbens on June 29, 2009

Dear Greetje and Hans-Jürgen,

No matter what technology farmer's use their lot is a demanding one because of their being subject to the vagaries of climate and weather, markets and economies, governments and policies. And here in Bali the farmers are very mindful of the good and bad spirits!

I am pleased that you noticed the wider landscape too, Greetje, of the intensive terracing for padi rice, and of the volcano rising in the background, disappearing in the tropical humidity.


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Photo taken in Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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