Woman carrying baskets of fodder, Bagan, Myanmar
Some of you commented that you felt sorry for the oxen ploughing the field (yesterday's photo). The humans are also 'beasts of burden', as in this photo of an older woman who I watched cutting fodder for the oxen (see the scythe in her hand at larger views), and carrying the heavy baskets across the field and dumping the load by a tree. She then took a well deserved smoke break before carrying the empty baskets off in search of more fodder.
There is a natural cycle here: the oxen are labouring to prepare the field for growing food for humans, and the humans are labouring in other fields to collect food for the oxen.