As they say, farmers are the backbone of the nation. Well, it's true. We do not have have food to place on the table when there are no farmers.
Being a farmer is one of the hardest job. What made me say? Beacuse, I am a daughter of a farmer. My dad, my uncles, aunties, cousins are farmers. I see how hard to wake up early, prepare your tools, walk for 20 minutes to an hour just to reah the farm and with that ypu are already tired.
I see how hard to produce rice starting from cleaning the ricefields, planting, fixing and cleaning the paddy until the time for harvest. It will take 2 months for preparation and wait for another 2 to 3 months until the grains are ready for harvest. It is really tiring and exhausting doing all those things because working inside the ricefields is not easy especially that the mud is heavy. You need to exert a lot of effort and strengt just to make a paddy.
But, the rewarding part is when the grains are harvested, turned into rice. Then, we now have our own produced rice served on our table. When there are plenty of harvest, it can also be sold to the market.
Farmers not only plant rice but vegetables also. Another way of earning an income. Examples of what my family plant are the baguio beans or generally green beans, string beans, pechay baguio, chinese pechay, legumes, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins and many more vegetables that can be sold.
Many farmers sent their children to school, finished a degree because of the hardwork. Others also built their houses because of farming.
Nowadays, there is no easy job and farming is one of the hardest jobs.
I salute all the farmers out there for their unending and never exhausted job just to provide the food we eat everyday.