Myanmar Snapshots 6: Country Wagons
Some 70% of the Myanmar population are farmers and a significant symbol of these farmers’ lives is the wooden farm wagon. Made of two wooden wheels and usually drawn by a couple of cows; the farm wagon faithfully serves the farmer from carrying farm equipment, hauling farm materials and carrying harvested crops to the barn, often pulling additional loads of hay, firewood and people. Similarly, in summer, when the crops have been harvested and the ricefields are waiting for the next rain; the wagons get some rest, given some upgrades or maintenance checks, or just hang around in the farmer’s backyard.
Are tractors a rarity? M ??
Yes, very few farmers use tractors. These ox-drawn wagons are still the main mode of farm transport:)
very nice pictures