Traditional Duck Farming of Kerala

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If you visit Kuttanad, Kerala at a certain time of year, you are able to hear on the rice fields a noise one might not expect, the quacking of ducks. It is not the sound of a few ducks, but the sound of thousands. In Kuttanad when the harvest season is finished duck farmers move in, and take their flocks through the pre-designated rice fields for feeding.

Aby, a 38-year old duck farmer calculates that his 10,000 ducklings are worth around Rs. 24 lakh. According to him, if the ducks survive through the period, one can save up to Rs. 5 lakh a season, despite expenses for medicine and daily wages for his helpers.

This is a livelihood for many of the farmers, but their process differs greatly from many of the commercial duck farmers you will see in the United States. Some US duck farms can process up to…

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Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Feel

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My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt.
And…I will be sending a few of you a free copy of my book, Butterfly Thy Name, each week, in due course – when it’s finished!

Everyone’ s welcome to join! All you have to do is:
– create a post of your own with the title Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Feel;
– include a link to this post also for others to find you.

Let your ideas flow and enjoy!  Ese

Prompt 3 – FEEL
Time can only rob us of the things we can touch; it can’t rob us of the things we feel. /K.M.Beckner/
And so I feel…

feel_autumn

…the autumn nearing…

feel_music

…the music…

feel_atmosphere

…the atmosphere…

feel-rain

…the rain…

What about…

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