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Do the Rice Toss!

Posted on August 11, 2015 by andrea phillips

     

Nothing beats husking heirloom rice than the traditional rice toss method. The older village women who've been doing it since they were young are so skilled and bring the husk to the surface with fluid movement.

     
                 
      
   
    
Andrea tried it too and those years of ballet training weren't any help in the getting the rice to swirl smoothly and effectively...

A Lovely Day Was Had

Posted on August 11, 2015 by andrea phillips

Last week a lovely day was spent with our farmer friends in Bali.
 
We visited the resting fields, then went to Dek’s house and the rice toss.  Next a brief stop was made to meet the young owls and talk with their trainer.
  
These cute owls were discovered in the roofs of the village government buildings, and are now being trained to catch mice in the rice fields (soo cute!/aww) - they’re definitely going to have fun hunting for their supper!
 
Finally we went back to the house to load up our truck with the 100 bags of Uma Wali organic heirloom rice to bring into town.
  
In the coming season, the whole valley is joining our grassroots renewal of the Subak - the centuries old balinese organic farming technique that strives for harmony in community and nature.

Ubud flagship boutique and cafe coming soon

Posted on April 02, 2014 by andrea phillips

Soft opening ceremony on May 15 and as luck would have it - Buddha's birthday too!
Monkey Forest Street - Ubud Bali

Opening Soon

Posted on July 07, 2012 by Shopify

Hello to all our loyal customers and thank you for visiting our new site.

Please feel free to look around and let us know if you have any comments.  We are not quite ready to receive orders on this site yet.  Hopefully it will be all complete sometime in May, 2013.