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Life in the Desert of Argentina

sunny 89 °F

The day after the Gaucho experience we headed inland to the desert to explore. We ended up enjoying a fest of young bar-B-Q goat and learning the ways of the Huarpes Indians. Our host family showed us how to use a lasso, sling shot and throwing rope with 2 steel ball on the end to capture animals with called a Bolas.
After our training session we then proceeded to learn how to make craft with the wool and goat skin. Since the Argentinian desert is so dry the Huarpes live on goat since cattle can not survive there. And they use every bit of the goat.
It was able to help the men of the village cook the goat. It was very interesting.

Hiking the Dunes.

Getting ready to cook a goat

Goat for dinner

The feast.

Small dog full after he ate the bones of the goat.

Luna learning how to throw the Bolas. The local boy teaching Luna, was so scared that Luna would let go of the Bolas to soon and hit him, so he lay on the ground to make sure he did not get hit.

Making bracelets out of goat skin.

Weaving a gaucho belt.

Old church and Truck. Church was build in the late 1800 out of straw and sod.

Cooking desert.

Posted by studneski 08:40 Archived in Argentina

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