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Hi all I hope this thread is of interest to you guys and just something a little different to ladyboy land.

    Salt Farming in Tha Bo and surrounding villages .

The process :  

  With many over farmed and irrigated rice paddies  the salty clay makes its way to the surface so on hot dry days the farmers scrape the salty soil into manageable mounds 

then place it into a bathtub like think, fill it with water and let the water seep  through then the water collects in a bucket , that water is poured on to a hot BBQ type plate

and the water evaporates and the salt is left, bagged up and taken to market 

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I never even realized there was such a thing as salt farming.   Great idea for thread Stoolie!   It's nice to see something new and different about Thailand!

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Yes Mr. P 

  I knew they did the sea salt farming but not when you are far away from the ocean .

  Dao and I are in the process of getting a farm very close to the salt thing ( that is Dao's mum working the salt ) . Part of our farm will be sugar ,rice and

other seasonal crops if the whether is kind to us and also duck and cook eggs and hopefully fish . All this with any luck will take place in the new year.  

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4 hours ago, Pdoggg said:

I never even realized there was such a thing as salt farming.

There is a section of the road on the way to Hua Hin where one can see the salt farms in either side of the highway.  Where exactly is Tha Bo in Thailand SP?

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1 hour ago, bumblebee said:

There is a section of the road on the way to Hua Hin where one can see the salt farms in either side of the highway.  Where exactly is Tha Bo in Thailand SP?

Sorry BB , I should have given the location ....Nong Khai is the closest big city , the gateway to Lao ( The  Friendship Bridge ) 

Tha Bo is approx 640 Klm  north by north east of BKK , closest airport is Udon Thani

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I can see that the snail skin treatment is trendy in Thailand... miracles it does! ...they say...so I got some informations on the internet...is it profitable to have a snail snail farm?

I bought a cream for my lb....that makes the skin smooth like...ehmmm...a snail!

 

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It is a special kind of snail that lives in Thailand...i've been following this topic for a while...i guess that building a space for them and providing special food is a piece of cake...then it is only profit....i bought some for a friend of mine in Italy....She keeps telling me results on skin are amazing

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We have started preparing the ground for the house pad so it's all a go, the retaining wall is up and soon some fill before the slab goes down . We are going to the farm on the 29th for a few days to work out a house plan and costs .

( the photos are a little out of order )

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All the best with that SP . 'er indoors up on her plot supervising her 'farmhouse' being built. I may venture there one day !

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Great photos, SP. And you've even got the fence up already. It looks a lot like our fence actually. I'm glad your plans are working out - so happy for you and Dao.

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We are still waiting for the fill to settle before we start , Dao is going up next week for a few days .

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Talking with SP the other day got me thinking about things happening away from the bar scene, and boat racing came to mind. Not an all-year-round thing, but somewhere between June and September (from memory) and depending which province is holding the races. Here are some photos of the local racing in Wat Bot (Phitsanulok province) from last year. Quite exciting, especially with the Thai commentary.

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Great photos,  thanks for posting cobber32 .

 I hope to see those next racing season up close to the farm , for us it would probably be on the Mae Kong river at Tha Bo .

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I was going to post about one of my other passions, namely horse racing, but because of the corona virus situation, I see that the Royal Bangkok Sports Club has suspended racing until further notice. I presume this will apply to the other horse racing venues as well. Ah well, save up for the next punt when it starts up again. Here's a shot from my last visit to the races in Bangkok.

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While all the shit is going on in Pattaya we decided to go up to farm and will also do my 90 day report at Nhong Khai.  Just incase we have the bug we will stay in the shack on the farm for 2 weeks and a doctor is coming every few days to check our temps , it's not every ones idea of a hotel room but I am enjoying it in the peaceful atmosphere .

  The rains are starting now so soon the inground pool will be full . Last pic is looking out my bedroom window ( some of our farm ), so much better than looking at another building and traffic and its clean fresh air here to.

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Yep , chips and a coke and the dog was helping me eat them .

Those are the new sugar cane shoots , it should be ready in about 5 months,  after the rice crop

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