|We visited in Titihoyo on the day they were plowing fields and|
planting corn. This is the Condori farm. Wilder Condori and his
brother-in-law Felipa Arce are plowing.
|This is hard work and the field looks pretty rough to us but|
they plant the seed and it comes up really good. This is like
a step back in time.
|This is Wilder's better trained pair of oxen. So to help the|
younger pair of oxen they follow close behind.
|You need to keep control of the oxen and make sure you|
plow in the right place at the same time. The oxen do
like to go their own way sometimes.
|Lloyd could not wait to try this. He had done this before on his first|
mission here. They used the same kind of plow. He said they helped
the people here a lot with their field work 43 years ago.
|Elder Rengifo and Bilanzich both wanted to help. It was a great|
experience for us all. The mountains and sky are beautiful here.
|Lloyd is holding the long stick they use to drive the oxen with.|
Notice the nail in the end. This helps guide the oxen while
turning and plowing.
|The women help them plant the corn seed and fertilize with goat|
manure. They walk along with the seed and fertilizer wrapped
in an bright colored shawl called an aguyilla. They put the seed
and fertilizer in the long funnels while they plow a furrow.
|This cute baby is Ivan Condori the II he is 3 weeks old and|
his mother was helping plant the corn. So Kristie was glad
to help by holding him. His mom would lay him in the wheel
barrow on the side of the field for a bed.
|The next week when we visited in Monte. The community was|
working together in this field. They had nine teams of oxen planting
corn this day.
|This is pretty country. It is late Spring, Early summer and the|
trees are green and it will be even greener when all this corn
comes up and starts growing.
|Lloyd plowing with the oxen. This is hard work. You have to hold|
the plow with one hand, making a straight row, hold the long stick w/
the nail to guide in the other hand and walk verily fast on loose,