Wei Wunsyuan – WEIWUNSYUAN
A piece of Rice, to talk about the story of the land; A pair of hands, to construct the solid warm and full
We moved over here from the other side of the mountain due to the job my father was doing. I was fighting for survival in Taichung and nothing left in my life but kept busy all the time for doing the job. It happens quite often when thinking about running over the ridge between fields and the memory of how large the sky is and the land is, the way it looks showing up in my heart or the image plays in my dream. So Wei, Wun Syuan decided to go back to the home town – Chishang.
I came home but what I am supposed to do? How about planting the field? Some lands at the foot of Coastal ridge in my home town were not being farmed for years, and it was suitable for organic planting. It takes hard work for regular rice cultivation but it is even tougher when planting the organic rice. A piece of rice – how do you get it, a pitch of soil- how did you treat them? Just because the soil in the farmland has not been used for a while and the GOD give such a piece of land with the extreme ugly of beautiful condition with a unique clay soil bearing abundant mineral and microelements. At the altitude of 270-foot which enable the temperature difference which makes the rice and sunshine a luxury dancing and to proceed the photosynthesis in the day time;
In the night time, the plant gets a good rest and sleep which has no reason that the rice cannot grow well in such a good condition. It also depends on the manual operation to lead the mineral water for irrigation without jointly use the same water resource to avoid pesticide penetration. To work manually requires a lot of labor job causes a huge amount of sweating. When watching the string of water gradually flow into the rice field to watering one of each seed, a voice in my heart and shouting “ Just drink it well, the water coming from the sky!
To walk back and forth through the straight ridge between the fields for few times a day, In Taitung the beauty of nature make the people forget about the toughness of hard labor work. The mountain, water, plant and many other objects are all equal in principle. Anything people acquire from the natural must return to nature at the end. The land gives me the nutrient daily and teaches me to grow between the sky and the land and treat it seriously. He believes the people who eat rice to sense the beauty of rough food and to give children a full and satisfied is good enough.