It is wet and muddy work.

Crunchy white water chestnuts grow in muddy ponds.

Workers use small wooden boats. They pull long thorny stalks from the water. They pluck off knobby brown fruit.

They bag the nuts. Then they sell them. 

 

READ MORE: Water chestnuts are not really nuts. Some say they are a vegetable. Others call them a fruit. Americans get them out of cans from the supermarket. People in China and other places in Asia grow them. This pond is near Kanpur, India. Large green leaves float on the water. The “nuts” grow underwater. People are not paid much to do this hard work. But Luke 10:7 says, “For the laborer deserves his wages.”