Last season we had a great bounty of delicious potatoes, the season before it was cabbage.
Now the fields just got plowed and we are back to zucchinis and another type of squash.
I couldn't resist taking this picture since it is not always that you see plowing behind a team of horses.
About a week ago the local tractor guy, came by and tilled the previously planted ground which had laid unused for a few months after removing the crop of spuds.
He unearthed about a bushel of real mature potatoes that we had failed to find in the last go around.
Once the heavy tractor uproots all the weeds and stuff, a week later the furrows are put in.
For that you need man power, plus two horses.
The only hassle is that there is a lot of fine powdery dust on the road. The road stretches from the lower entrance to our property to the house. The first 100 meters or so, is next to this hunk of land.
Every clean car or truck that passes the area where the tractor or plow was started gets covered in this fine almost talcum powdered sheen of dirt. So until the daily rains kick in, we have given up on clean vehicles. At least there are easy to rinse off, but why bother they will just get covered the next pass through.
In the last two weeks we have only had one small rain shower. A few nights ago it rained for about 15 minutes, a light covering that was all dry by sun up. So we will wait a little before the ground is moist and settles the dust down.
The contract tiller and horses tilled and put in the nice furrows in about an hour. Going rate was about 100 pesos plus a propina for some refrescos. Cheaper and better than the tractor guy who charged more than triple that and did it in half the time....gas is more expensive that horse feed.
Days are long, sun is out, temperature up here is perfect, warmer when you shimmy down the mountain for a visit into town which we may do later today.