Thursday, April 23, 2009

Making apple Chicha

Greg and a visiting dog. He stayed one day, got in the garbage and left. He apparently uses the same barber as Greg.

We head up here to Nono's farm to help make apple chicha in an ancient contraption in one of their outbuildings.

The pressing side where all the good stuff comes out.

The grinding, chewing side. Apples go in and are ground down through, dropping into a wooden trough. Later, we feed the pressed apple bits to the two pigs.

Two days later, Nono and Ismael took us to a spot on the Rio Desaugue, a half mile up from our house where we lassoed some monster salmon. I'm waiting for photos to post because if I told you how big these fish were, you simply wouldn't believe me. Yes, lassoo!!!!