Rice Hay Stack
In Cambodia when you drive along the countryside you often see a little rice hay stacks behind or beside farmer houses. This rice hay is used to feed cows and water buffaloes during the rainy season.
Paradoxically the rainy season in Cambodia makes it harder for some farm animals to find food.
For 6 months of the year, from May through to to October the rain slowly fills both Tonle Sap and rice fields which take of most of the arable around Siem Reap, making it hard for either cows or water buffalo to graze.
So just as hay is used to feed the cattle in the winter months of cold countries, rice hay is essential for Cambodia.