You can only eat so much cabbage at a time, but you don't want to miss out on the wheat crop. So what is a farmer to do? In this case he just planted the wheat around the cabbages that were still in the field. Should last him the rest of winter.
I came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman and the mother of our children in the late 80's. My husband is no longer with us, the children are pursuing careers abroad, but Egypt is still my home, albeit, a rural rather than urban one. You can reach me at msgabbani at gmail.com