After a couple of rather damp days, today there are glimpses of sunshine and so we went for a walk around the vega of Huetor Tajar on one of the “Rutas Saludables” marked out by the Ayuntamiento. It was an interesting walk. The fertile plain changes so quickly from month to month and so there is always something different to look at. The asparagus is still being harvested, fields of barley and artichokes are well advanced, maize has just been planted and patches of lettuce and onions are everywhere.
Here are some photos to illustrate the walk. The man and carriage were spotted coming out of his drive, the scarecrow guarding the lettuce is quite amusing and at the end of the walk we passed the Huetor Tajar airfield where enthusiasts were flying their model planes and helicopters. This weekend is the festival of the Cruz de Mayo and the beginning of a season of romerias. These “pilgrimages” are fiestas where, in this area, people traditionally arrive on horseback or in horse drawn carriages. Perhaps our farmer is off to one. If you check this blog from this time last year you will find reports and photos from these.
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