Saturday, November 5, 2011

Otavalo Livestock Market

I'm pretty sure if you come to the livestock market in Otavalo on Saturday morning you'll have a good feel for some of the Ecuador farm traditions.  Suffice it to say, the hogs aren't going to make it to the Iowa State Fair.  Then again, nobody ever said hogs have to be pretty to taste good.  In Iowa we move our pigs about prodding them with a cane.  In Ecuador, they're on a leash.  Do you suppose Arnold Ziffel was from Ecuador?

 Likewise, the cattle won't make it to Aksarben or Des Moines either, but if you like livestock auctions this will be like none you've ever seen in America's heartland.