Evidence of man

As much as we like to think that we live in the middle of nowhere, in our blissfully quiet valley, we don’t. We are surrounded by the evidence of man, we just need to look for it. Evidence of ancient man – old posts, old gates – and evidence of today’s farmers – tyre prints of Pablo’s tractor, a goatherd’s summer shack. goatherd's shack 10-10-14tractor prints in earth 10-10-14old stone gate post 10-10-14It reminds us that man has occupied these hills for centuries, way before the Moors and Christians fought over Andalucía. I wonder how different the way of life was then, from now. Our neighbours are farmers, they farm groves of olives and fields of wheat, raise pigs and chickens, they forage for wild fruit, asparagus and herbs, they grow vegetables. They eat what they grow, the Andalusian way, still throwing in a crust of old bread to thicken a stew. rubbish caught in dead grass 10-10-14old post1 15-3-13tubo 10-10-145 to remember
me pregunto – I wonder [literally, I ask myself]
diferente – different
las gallinas – the chickens
un mendrugo – a crust [of bread]
un guiso – a stew

5 thoughts on “Evidence of man

  1. angeliquejamail

    On Jan 9, 2015 2:27 AM, “Notes on a Spanish Valley” wrote: > > sandradan1 posted: “As much as we like to think that we live in the middle of nowhere, in our blissfully quiet valley, we don’t. We are surrounded by the evidence of man, we just need to look for it. Evidence of ancient man – old posts, old gates – and evidence of today’s fa” >

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