Thursday, February 17, 2011

Traffic jam at my house today . . .

We had an ox cart come to deliver sacks of manure.

Then, while that cart was still unloading, we had another ox cart come to deliver more manure. It was an ox cart traffic jam!

The arrival of the third oxcart a few hours later didn't seem newsworthy enough for a photo, but the fourth oxcart was so heavily loaded that we (Gus and I) thought you'd want to see it, so Gus got a picture of the cart. The entire family came along with this cart, walking on the way here, because they couldn't possibly have gotten on, and probably riding back home again. They told us that they're building a house, and they were delighted for the opportunity to earn some cash from just picking up and hauling manure. They sure were motivated!

I have to admit, though, I think the neighborhood now officially thinks we're nuts. Oh well, they would've figured that out eventually.


Cindy in California said...

Wow! Not many places would you find an ox cart traffic jam! I imagine it's even more rare to find an ox cart traffic jam with all the ox carts full of manure! :-) That's probably a very good thing!

I would imagine each bag is a little different in size, so how do you determine how much to pay for them? If you don't mind sharing, I'm curious as to how much you pay for the manure (but please feel free to disregard this).

Anonymous said...

It's like a Sorcerer's Apprentice of manure! You'll need to add a new line item to your budget. Have fun with it all.
Jane McSweeneyu

Melissa said...

This could also be added to things I never saw in the suburbs :)

The Reader said...

I was wondering if this would put you more solidly in the "those crazy gringos/gringas" camp, LOL!

I hope you're able to say, tactfully, "we're all full up now!" when the time comes.

Beth said...

And the manure is for.....?
Hopefully the garden! : P