Orreaga Ibarra


  • Record: N-017
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:14:11
  • Themes: lifestyle , animal husbandry
  • Summary: His grandfather went as a youngman to Balentzixa to work and he married the daughter of the owner. They have about five acres of land: they have corn, beans and turnips. They used to have wheat, but not any more. They have a lot of walnut trees. They don’t need working and they produce plenty of yield. They sell them to the cider brewery at Usurbil.They also sell milk.They built a new big house, where they live now. There are very few big houses around that work exclusively on the land. He went away as a young man to make money. Most have got married and gone away. He thinks the house should go to the person who stays the longest in it and not for the eldest son.In the mornings if he doesn’t do the milking then the wife does it. Although he works away, when he comes home he does the chores of the house. His quietest time was when he was a soldier. Since then he has never had a holiday.The place, however, is marvelous.They work with the cows in the traditional way. They feed them and milk them three times a day. And even though the cows would not have any problem adapting to twice per day, the father would.