Who told you we don't have much rain in Russia?
Here in St. Petersburg the monsoon season is at least as bad as in Vietnam
I do not understand all the details, but as far as I heard, most of precipitation in Russia appeared in the form of snow. Liquid rain in non-winter is relatively low, but the snow is relatively thick.
That's why Russia sows the seeds at the end of autumn, right before the snow starts to fall. The thick snow acts as some sort of heat insulation to protect the seed from freezing winter, similar to the ice cover at the water surface. When the snow melts in spring, it becomes the water supply for the paddy which already begins to sprout. And that also means the thickness of winter snow is crtitical to the survival of the seeds and the growth of the paddy.
And since the non-snow precipitation in Russia is relatively low, Russian crops manage to achieve very high quality. Thanks to the dryness, Russian crops can avoid fungi infection and are less sour. Russian white wheat is extremely high-grade and much of it is exported to France to make French traditional white bread. France has more liquid rain the Russian and there is rain roughly at the time when the paddy begins to ripe, that somewhat reduce the quality of the grain.
It is interesting to see that, while Russia exports a lot of white grain to France, her people prefer black bread to white bread. I haven't tried a Russian black bread yet, but some of my friend claimed that it is more delicious, although it is harder to chew.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
Cowboy's daughter wrote:
magnumcromagnon wrote:New goat cheese factory being built, and after both phases are done it will be able to produce 375 tons of milk and 120 tons of cheese per year:
In the Smolensk region launched a new production of goat cheese
Goat cheese (& goat's milk) is wonderful!
I was a goat's milk baby!
I have never taste the goat milk and goat cheese, can you describe ?