Sunday, August 11, 2013
Oooo the cane harvest is starting. Narrow gauge railway lines for cane trains criss-cross the county everywhere around here. I read that there is 4000 kilometres of them!
Most cane is harvested green these days and chopped into short lengths by the harvesting machine. Apparently cane has to get to the mill quite quickly after harvest and the trains facilitate quick delivery, though some is delivered by truck or the trucks carry the cane to the train and dump their load into the train carriages.
What I am wondering -- if we travelled up here a few months later would the landscape be bare?
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 8:00 PM