• Recording date: 1977
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Pedro Arreche.
  • Researcher: Jose Maria Satrustegi
  • Main theme: Shepherd. Pork butcher. Farmer.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
Towns Dialects Maps
Piece Time Summary
A02 00:04:43
When he left the sheep business he began to work as a pig slaughterer in a butcherĺs company. They used to kill three hundred pigs in an hour. How they used to do the work. He was working there for six years. In 1972 he began to work as a gardener for his brother-in-law.
A01 00:00:00
He went as a shepherd in 1957. In the beginning it was tough; he especially missed the Sunday afternoon fiestas they used to have. He started with a flock of three thousand five hundred sheep. He was at it for three and a half years with two different bosses. His contract began in 1956. He had to spend three years there.The Basque speakers used to meet up quite often. There were eighteen or twenty thousand sheep in those lands and all the shepherds were Basque speakers.The second boss paid him more. He took tax out of the salary.
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SC-011b-A 8:56
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