Tuesday, August 28, 2007

ECO Friendly Corn Drying



It's not that this young man isn't concerned about being environmentally responsible, I'm sure he is....I hope....but this is a way of life for many of the farmers who grow corn along the banks of the Yangtze River and throughout the countryside of China. Thousand year-old cities and villages are now being built on higher grounds and life continues as it has for centuries. There are new buildings, new homes, new streets, but as you can see, some things just haven't changed.......my voyage along the world's third largest river revealed many contrasts as the old China slowly disappears leaving the ancient battle grounds, industrial ports and etheral beauty a thing of the past..........buried under the waters of the Three Gorges Dam project.

8 comments:

K & S said...

welcome back, your adventure looked wonderful :) can't wait to hear more about it.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh boy, you are a foodie always. Great pictures, neat when you can get a series like this.

T.W. Barritt said...

Your photos remind me of how disconnected we can tend to be from our food. How different it is for other cultures - fascinating stuff!

Christine said...

I feel much the same way as T.W. We Americans can be so removed from the source of our sustenance. It's a shame.
This series of photos is wonderful.

katiez said...

Wonderful photos! Those new streets look like a perfect place for drying corn. I just laid out a basket of nuts to dry in the sun..this makes me realize what a puny effort that was!
I so wanted to see the Three Gorges area while it still existed...

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Brilliant pics, amazing. If anything was done this way in Europe or America can you imagine the cost of it. They'd add in the time for putting it in the buckets, for pouring on the ground, etc.

Mimi said...

Jann, this is all so informative - and so well illustrated. I am happy these traditions live on.

L Vanel said...

A beautifully illustrated and written essay Jann, thank you.