October 1, 2010
Farmers planting along the roadside
This elderly farmer works right into the evening. It was about 5 p.m. when my friends and I visited him.....and he is really camera shy.....but the lovely sun makes the picture rich.....
Chillies fetch a lot of money....and so this couple plant on whatever available land they have. They have vegetables growing in their backyard and they do not have much land in the front.
So they capitalise on the sides of the big road...and just grow about 100 chilli plants!! From these plants they can gather many kilos a week...and now that chillies fetch more than 8 ringgit a kilo...they are happy with their harvests...and they do put in a lot of effort in growing these lovely big chillies.
Four green thumbs for them...and their resourcefulness....Malaysia is surely and better equipped for the future with farmers like them.