Water chestnut

  Every time I meet water chestnuts, I think of chicks, or conversely, when I see chickens, I think of water chestnuts.
  This is related to an experience of my childhood. In the following year, his father bought a small half of water chestnuts from the street. I was so greedy that I stood on my feet enough to get the water chestnuts on the table. If I accidentally turned the basket over, the water chestnuts rolled to the ground. There is one detail that I remember especially clearly. The water chestnuts are rolling everywhere, like a group of chicks smelling the call of the mother chicken, rolling sideways in unison. Want to come here is the source of that magical association. It is not unreasonable to think about it. The water chestnuts are flat and round. The newly hatched chicks are also fluffy and oblong clusters. The bud tips of water chestnuts are arched from the top. beak. To say the difference, there are also some. In addition to sleeping, the chicks have very little beaks, and they often sing in the “chirp”, it seems that the tender and soft beak has never closed once it was born.
  Water chestnuts lip closed and did not speak. Water chestnuts feel that since they were born water chestnuts, there is nothing to say.
  Water chestnuts are sweet and crisp in taste, rich in nutrients, and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is also known as horseshoe, water chestnut, peony, mallard, edible, water chestnut, ground pear. It is a kind of water chestnut in the sedge family. Water Chestnut is known as mallard in ancient times and is a favorite food of wild ducks. Zhao Yiyun of the Qing Dynasty: “Keep not seeing you, the famine in ancient times has been a slogan, and the water has been picked by the wilderness.” It can be seen that water chestnuts are the best food for hunger.
  In this regard, water chestnuts have nothing to say. From the perspective of water chestnuts, what is called or not called water chestnuts is a human thing. There is no difference between being eaten by humans and being eaten by wild ducks.
  Water chestnuts are native to India and like warm water. The south has more water, more mud, and a warmer climate. It is the second home of water chestnuts. The largest water chestnut can grow to the size of an egg. There are also water and water chestnuts in the north, but due to the temperature, its growth period is short, so it does not grow. The abacus is large. Water chestnuts have nothing to say about this. Its principle is: when it meets water, it will grow longer, the temperature of the water will be uncomfortable, how long it will last, and how long it will last.
  My hometown is at the foot of the mountain. I grow rice, plant grass, and also grow rape and wheat. What makes people wonder is that water chestnuts are rare. In my memory, many people only go to the street to buy some water chestnuts when they are New Year’s Eve. One summer, when I heard that there was a water chestnut in my neighborhood, I ran to the field to find it, but I could n’t find it. In the field, apart from rice and several grasses and taro roots, no other crops were seen. This winter, when the child was eating water chestnuts in his pocket, the mouth was white, and I swallowed. When I asked, I was self-grown. Only then did I realize that the “several grasses” were water chestnuts.
  Indeed, water chestnut seedlings are too like mat grass, tube-shaped, smooth, thin, green onion, without branches and no vines, and the flowers are as fine and pale as the mat grass, except that the mat grass is tall and has pores in the middle, unlike the mat grass. It’s no wonder that I mistake it for a straw. Then think about it, the water chestnuts and mat grass are not growing at the same time. Water chestnuts are planted during the early summer, precisely at the time of mat grass harvest; when the grass is planted in the fall, the water chestnuts are almost ready for harvest.
  Water chestnut never thought of what to express. Except for the seedlings themselves, except for the fruits that grow silently in the underwater soil, what flowers, leaves, and vines are superfluous and can be ignored. After entering the winter, people think of the sweet taste of water chestnuts. At this time, the tube seedlings of water chestnut needles have also withered into a wilting, and it looks like a wild color with the winter leisure field. Who would have thought that in such a barren muddy field there were charming black beads dormant. You are greedy and you have to dig, so you have to step on the chilly tarmac, patiently picking it out of the mud with a hoe … This is God’s arrangement, water chestnut said no comment.
  It is said that Mr. Lu Xun loves water chestnuts, especially the dried water chestnuts. He once wrote a letter to his friends in Guangxi, saying: “Guilin water chestnuts have also been known for a long time. It is a pity that they are blessed to be there. When they taste good, they have no choice but to replace the ears of Shanghai horseshoes.” Fruits, or vegetables, water chestnuts are too small to handle.
  Water chestnuts’ attitude towards this is-love to eat or not to eat! Water chestnuts have been in a bad mood ever since they left the water.