An early morning rainy ride out. & hours spent in nearly knee-deep muddy rice paddies. Clean. Gather. De-Mud. Tie. Toss. Replant. The company of young adults from Burma & a snake. Feasting on curried chicken & potato, stir-fried vegetables & chili paste. Two paddies planted after lunch. Singing, sore backs & sunburn. A celebratory cool-down swim in a questionable body of water. Afternoon beers & an evening ride back to the city.