Was fun! No, it's not the normal way to go about business in Japan, but I forgot my wellies and had gone to help (or hinder, it's a fine line) so squished about in the mud. It was great fun. Not the biggest fan of farming, it's a tough job, but every time I go help I appreciate all the work that goes into our food and the daily miracles that nature produces. Every one should have this experience at least once. It's generally thankless, back breaking, low paid work. Yet without all the farmers, where would we be?