Rice farmer in Ubud
Basic cycles of planting, cultivation and harvest of rice start at the “opening up” of the fields, which takes place approximately 25 days prior to planting. Then the fields are hoed and subsequently flooded and then plough with the help of cows and traditional wooden or steel plough.
From seedlings until harvest it takes approximately 4 months. During these 4 months, the farmers still do a long procession for their paddy fields, such as a fertilization, cleaning of the grass which grows in the sidelines of the rice field, checking the water irrigation, praying and offering.