Women Turn To Nude Farming To Please Rain God POSTED: 12:57 pm EDT July 6, 2004 UPDATED: 1:03 pm EDT July 6, 2004 KATMANDU, Nepal -- Female rice farmers are plowing their fields in the nude at night to please the rain god during a dry spell in southwestern Nepal. A 35-year-old farmer said she and other women are baring all for the rain god because a delay in the annual monsoon season is threatening their rice crops. She told the Himalayan Times that her "mother-in-law said the god would be pleased and make rainfall if women till the land naked." The monsoon rains usually begin in the first week of June in Nepal but have been delayed. That has kept farmers from planting rice. Forecasters in Katmandu say the weather should improve in the next few days.