Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vida Rural

We had to get up early to see Toño's uncle Arturo milk his cows and to have a look at his maguey plantation.

It looks a bit like Japanese Kinbaku, but it keeps the cow calm and allows milking without a big installation on the field.

Sadly the prices for agave are rock bottom, and there is no point in harvesting them (to make tequila). In one or two years, the plants will blossom. This will be the grace period for the prices to recover, or a big investment will go down the drain.

It was hot out there in the country side, I continuously showered in my own sweat.

Location:Morelos Sur,La Huacana,Mexico


Micky said...

Amazing, thank you!

Do you not have cold showers then?

Were you not sentenced to them during your schooldays?

Mr. Urs said...

@Mickey: Toño's father switched of the boiler. All showers are cold showers here.

Expat Traveler said...

I love agave syrup, but yes that is very sad...