Elderly she may be but this woman still was working hard
in her vegetable garden this afternoon
At a nearby plot, no one was out and about
-- but this scarecrow was on duty there
A close up shot of the top of this scarecrow reveals
that some imagination was involved in its creation ;b
Farming is an activity that one doesn't associate with Hong Kong -- for good reason. In statistical terms, only 18 square kilometers out of the Big Lychee's total landmass -- which measures 1,104 square kilometers -- is being actively farmed. And while there is a "city farming" movement among some Hong Kong residents who fear that the food products that the territory largely gets from Mainland China is too likely to be tainted, the fact of the matter is that agriculture is a sunset industry in Hong Kong.
Often while out hiking, I've passed by now overgrown as well as disused farm land. This was the case once more earlier today when two friends and I hiked from Tung Chung to Mui Wo via Pak Mong, Ngau Kwu Long and A Po Long.