Finally! A chance to put in the first few grains of words. Due to anticipated time constraints, updates to this blog will be most infrequent and very far apart. This blog was created for the purpose of documenting the events and inner workings of our small-medium rice farm (and the surrounding farming community) for later perusal or reference.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It all began about 3 years ago when the Department of Agriculture, under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources of His Majesty's government, set motion a project to re-activate the once abandoned Wasan paddy fields and grant tenure to the residents of Mukim Pengkalan Batu and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces retirees/veterans. Farmers were each granted 2 - 5 acres of land for the purpose of rice farming. The popular types of rice traditionally grown in Wasan Paddy fields, or Brunei for that matter, are the Adan and Pusu varieties. Both genuses are of the once-a-year harvest variety, but with the introduction of new paddy varieties it is possible to harvest rice twice a year or quarterly, depending on the paddy variety as well as weather conditions.