Lazy kids

Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
Trip End Mar 21, 2013

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Flag of Thailand  , Roi Et,
Thursday, February 28, 2013

John and Erm arrive just after breakfast to say that they want to go and cut some trees at the farm this morning but are having problems with the chap who is going to cut and transport the trees for them.  He seems to think he will have problems with the local police if they see him carrying trees around.  Nobody else understands his thoughts and eventusally he is talked around.
I bike out to the farm to start work on the bamboo and the others follow shortly afterwards.  John wants 8 trees and they eventually agree on a price of 8GBP per tree which Jai is quite happy with and will cover the cost of getting her rice planted and fertilised this coming year.
Sat outside the house the house with a coffee when we get back and groups of scouts and guides keep walking past.  It is a school day but this seems to be part of the curriculum here with the kids regularly going to school in their uniforms.  Today they have the excitement of walking about 2km from the junior to the high school then I guess they will all go home.  It seems to be anmy excuse to keep the kids out of the classroom.  On other days I have seen them picking up litter around the village, mending fences, cutting trees and grass at the school, burning old trees - cheap labourt I guess.
Out to the farm this afternoon to find that the tallest remaining bamboo that I was saving to be the last one cut has been blown over by today's winds.  I have a couple of fires and come back early to phone mum from the village near the house.
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