Oh my gosh, Tiko did a great job the other morning. I came home from market with 12 lbs. of meat and my other goodies in my arms. My neighbor and friend, C, pointed out that the bulls, about 8 of them, were in my yard. I must not have secured the gate properly! “Do you want help?” C shouted! “No, Tiko and I can do it, thanks!” One bull was shaking a big banana tree mightily, and another tree was already crushed. I threw my bags and purse down, and grabbed two long branches to swing with my call, “Vaca” I say with a loud growl as I shout at them like their owner does. Tiko, without even touching the meat on the ground, ever, barked and nipped at their heels. Those great grey, looking-like Brahma bulls would turn around in anger, stamping their feet at him, like they’re about to charge. IWould be dead in a second if they wanted to. Not Tiko, he’s too fast. But me, yes, He would jump back and circle, never letting himself be kicked or bullied until they were all out the gate.Boy, they did not want to go, with all these banana trees bearing fruit and the lush grass. C, my good friend, stayed until all was clear.
1 clove garlic
large slice cucumber
1 T. parsley
2 T. taragon leaves
2 c. apple cider vinegar.
Put all into 2 c. apple cider vinegar. Put in to a bottle and let stand several days, strain and keep for salads and dressings.
Word of the Day – bulls, cows – toros, vacas
Tip of the Day – You have to be confident and in charge here to take care of the bulls and cows. The Eucadorians take a somber approach, as well.
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