Finally! This cute Falcon hand wheel hoe cum seeder arrived from Ludhiana last week. It’s tougher to use than I expected, and the cycle chain keeps coming off. Rajendra and Raju were unimpressed, and took me to see a neighbouring farmer’s power tiller (it’s a brute – no thanks!). But I managed to plant a small patch of peas. Left with sore hands and what I think are triceps, and am waiting to hear if the peas have sprouted.
And this handsome guy came visiting to play with our dog and share a meal. Unfortunately, Topshe doesn’t have much patience with anything – games or people or other animals. After a fifteen minute game of pounce, she bolted into the house as if a devil was after her. This is the ‘friend’, waiting disconsolately outside.