The Mud Spa Near Tabora (Our Visit to the Rice Shambas)

Written 12/5

Today we went to the rice farm of the mother of one of our good friends. For those of you who don’t know, rice is a highly water-intensive crop. Rice grows in paddies of standing water and mud and requires flooding to grow properly.

Given how bone-dry Tabora is, how in the world can anyone grow rice there? Ashley and I have heard rumors of rice farms and asked ourselves this very same question. Today we got to find out. We have heard that there is a river relatively close to Tabora, but we have never seen it…

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