An amazing thing is happening in the fields around here in the last several days. Since before I came a week ago, these fields out my room window were full of long plastic covered bamboo green houses with melons growing in them. (This area is known for their melons.) In just a few days the melons were harvested and the greenhouses dismantled (the sweetest watermelon I can remember!). For the past several mornings starting at dawn, people have been in the fields, preparing to flood the fields to plant rice. They are now fields of calf deep mud.
The factory kitchen where we (all 14 or so) eat lunch and dinner.