'my 1/4 century'... or '4 pigs meet their maker'
Trip Start Jul 13, 2010
76Trip End Ongoing
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-Mila makes a chocolate and lemon cake; Marta makes me a snack pack despite back injury
-milking a cow
-house cured olives (rosemary and thyme)
-suckling pig; lamb stew (heart/lungs/liver)
-rustic house with mud walls and thatch roof; thermal water; lake bridge
-stargazing; local history, castles and 'celtiberos'
-pigs alive and fasting
-calabazo the giant dog; Laika our guard dog
-cold night, early morning
- awaking around six, my actual birth time; being at the pig event from the very start
-expert knife wielders (made me think back to Drew and Brookes' pressure point workshop)
-executioners' attire: snazzy one-piece work overalls
-the slayings: sounds, sights, aromas...anatomy like people
-jokes, good natured and 'green'
-gathering by the open hearth
-migas (like bread stuffing with peppers) for breakfast
-nap on couch
-dancing=rejoicing in movement; music=Eurorock with a strong 80's and 90's influence?
-refreshments: red wine, vodka, anise, or whiskey/fanta
-invited to help milk cows next day; saw a cow born by cesarean