Hacienda Chan Chan
The perfect antidote to busy, polluted Cuenca, this working dairy farm is a great place to unwind for a few days. The American family who run the farm are so welcoming and their 5 children ranging from 1-12 years old are absolutely lovely and so great playing with ours.
A very pregnant pig
Due to give birth any minute, but it seems we will miss it!
Hope the Calf
Now 2 weeks old, but called Hope, as they didn't think she'd make it - fingers crossed.
Ben the horse
The owner, Luke, also took us down for the cow milking where we watched the 29 cows come up the valley into the milking station. It was really interesting learning about dairy farming including the differences between this small Ecuadorian farm and intensive farming in the US - for example there Luke had around 170 cows, which meant the process had to be much more industrialized. We learnt about using iodine to disinfect the cows teats and Xavi even had a go at hand-milking Bonnie, a beautiful Jersey cow! Forgot to put the memory card back in the camera, so no pix!
A delicious breakfast
Freshly-made bread and butter, yoghurt, granola, fruit and great coffee!
A walk by the river
So peaceful and beautiful.