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    The Thai family farm in pictures..

    Several years since we was last here, hopefully we'll get to spend more time here in the future....

    72 Rai of Paddy fields growing rice, some years tobacco or sunflowers..



    The house ...



    The modest fish breeding pond at the rear of the house, the earth was dug out to raise the level of the properties and road, now it provides fish all year round..



    A small stream runs adjacent to the house and this traditional bamboo fishing contraption catches any fish coming down the river, most are used for home made mud fish paste...



    Love the sound of tall creaking bamboo in the wind..



    Although the farm is mostly about food and herb production, time is still found for flowers..



    The farm dog in his elevated bamboo kennel..



    This fine beast needs no introduction..


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    Nice. Looks like a beautiful area. That first pic with the mountains in the background is great.

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    Please post some more pics!

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    Good start Chitty.

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    Love the bush life we have a place about 30k's outside Pak Thong Chai.
    Love the peace & quiet.

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    Nice one, Chitty!

    Similar to my wife's family farm but yours is bigger.
    Bigger pond, more rai and FIL traded the fine beast in for a tractor a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Love the bush life we have a place about 30k's outside Pak Thong Chai.
    Love the peace & quiet.
    Yep.
    Has it's moments and more.
    Last edited by HuangLao; 29-08-2017 at 08:06 PM.

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    Looks like a nice place.

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    It's bordering on perfect. The only key component missing is a token pisshead being violently ill in a ditch — and perhaps a toothless, ruddy cheeked old crone prodding keenly at the the penis of the photographer, customarily while squatting on the haunches and taking a long, lau khao infused piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike
    That first pic with the mountains in the background is great.
    Cheers Mike, that is the view from the front of the house. The mountains in the distance are The National park of Khao Kho that stretch for 360o around the horizon.
    It's feels similar to being in the middle of a giant volcano



    Quote Originally Posted by Mex
    Please post some more pics!
    Stay tuned..



    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Good start Chitty.
    Cheers Chas.




    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    Love the peace & quiet.
    During the day it's serene and quite, at night the place comes alive with an orchestra of jungle sounds. Also glow beetles and massive bats come out to fill the sky with flashing lights and acrobatic moves.




    Quote Originally Posted by hick
    traded the fine beast in for a tractor a few years ago.
    Funny you should mention a tractor, only they have access to a communal one that is shared among a few local family's, got a cracking pic of one in the post..


    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao
    Yep.
    Has it moments and more.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Looks like a nice place.
    It is a nice place, would like to spend a couple of months working the farm and helping out with various roles in the future..

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    It's bordering on perfect. The only key component missing is a token pisshead being violently ill in a ditch and perhaps a toothless, ruddy cheeked old crone prodding keenly at the the penis of the photographer, customarily while squatting on the haunches and taking a long, lau khao infused piss.
    You do, still, retain that countryside romanticism about yourself, Slap.

    Good on ya.


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    Excellent, thanks for posting these pictures.

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    The insect breeding shed, fed on green papayas.
    A local delicacy..









    The sea weed cultivating ponds, these are going to be raised and used to breed frogs later in the year..



    Keeps the vampires away..



    But not the bats, fast as lightening...


    Come in under the house a night flying around mm from your head, trippy as fook!

    Chillis drying in the sun on a hot tin roof..



    No idea what these are..



    These grow around in abundance around the pond, along with bananas and coconuts..







    Fish drying in the sun almost ready for lunch..



    Random shots..





    The locals gamble on these beetles fighting against each other, along with cock fighting.

    Fortunately all the chickens and cocks were absent this time as they are a constant strain on the ears...


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    Great stuff CCC, green owed.

    Makes me think, I've done heaps of articles on Fish Farming, but I've never written and shown the Farm.

    That idea for a later time.

    Oh ... loved the bit on the insect farming ... I know scant about that.
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    Where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    loved the bit on the insect farming
    Yes, more details, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Makes me think, I've done heaps of articles on Fish Farming, but I've never written and shown the Farm.

    That idea for a later time.
    I look forward to that.


    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    loved the bit on the insect farming ... I know scant about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Yes, more details, please.
    They are Crickets and they sell them by the kilo once they are full size.

    Then they're sold on stalls at markets similar to this...



    Will try and find out more about the process..

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    Hmmm and here's me paying 10 per kg for dried mealworms, export opportunity.???

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    A close up of the Crickets egg trays habitat..



    A rickety ride around the farm..



    Farmer Giles on the communal tractor..



    That hammock under those trees has my name on it..



    The rice crop up close...



    The field workers shady lunch house...



    A light lunch..




    CCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    The field workers shady lunch house...
    In Indonesia known as a pondok.

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    Nice pics, looks to be a real nice place. I know what you mean about those roosters. Real noise makers. I had the ones at our place removed for the duration of our stay. They start to darn early for me. It's not a vacation if I have to wake up at 4am.

    Thanks for taking the time to post, allways interesting to see what others call home.

    What types of fish are in the pond and do you use a rod and reel for fun in catching them or just net them. The latter seems to be more common from what I've seen. I've some gopro footage of both methods on the big river. Maybe some day I'll post it up for kicks. Rather unnerving having bil standing on the tip of the boat while throwing a net about. Cheers, the fishes.

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    I happened upon a frog "farm" and asked She who shall not be contradicted and she said the wild ones taste better because of their diet...

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    The Good Life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mex View Post
    the wild ones taste better because of their diet...
    same goes for rats and field mice.

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    and truffles.

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