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Farm Day 8: Sayonara Tobarra!

by Sarah When I finished mucking out my last stall yesterday I threw up my pitchfork like a graduation hat. I´m sad to be leaving the farm but I do feel a sense of accomplishment like I´ve passed some sort … Continue reading

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Farm Day 7: The Romeos of Tobarra

On our first night in Tobarra our doorbell rang and when we opened la puerta a bald man, around 55-years-old, waltzed into our kitchen, grabbed the cheese grater we had been using and asked us when we wanted to come … Continue reading

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Tobarra Day 6: Fiesta during Siesta!

By Sarah I was unimpressed when I found out that the closest city to Tobarra, Albacete, was putting on “The 4th Largest Fair in Spain”. It reminded me of the Flight of the Conchords tagline, “The 4th Most Popular Folk … Continue reading

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Farm Day 4: The Beauty Salon

By Sarah Our training as My Little Pony stylists as kids is paying off dividends on the Tobarran farm. The only real difference between grooming the juvenile toys and the Spanish stallions is that the brushes are wooden instead of … Continue reading

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Farm Day 3: A Whole Lotta Nuttin´

Richard has nicknamed us the American monkeys. It is quite easy to return to youthful tree-climbing habits when you’re picking almonds off 100s of trees for days on end. Swinging between branches is the best way to stay sane. After … Continue reading

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Farm Day 2: How to Squeeze a Boob

By Perrin This is for those who did not round second base in middle school. Every morning, once we finish with the 14 stallions, we milk the female goat. Just one goat. This is an example of how one woman can … Continue reading

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Farm Country Kickoff: Yeehaw!

This week we left a B&B in the Lake District of England (Perrin) and a free apartment in central Madrid (Sarah) and boarded a southbound bus to the arid, wheat-filled, 7,000 person town of Tobarra, Spain. (We can’t figure out where the … Continue reading

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