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water [9 results]

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IR-024a A02
I-014 B03 village - wells - house:
IC-015b A18 In summer everything gets dry. They need water to get along. At night it always gets a bit cooler.
II-003b A01 washing clothes - jobs: - nutrition: Introduction: women have also worked on the pasture lands of the mountains in Euskal Herria.(02:45”) She has been a shepherdess since 1933. Her husband was from Amezketa but he was working as a shepherd here. He was in America for four years and when he returned he bought sheep. She had three children. Even so, she spent forty-eight years in Irupil with the sheep. They used to bring up the provisions by donkey.The change from donkeys to oxen. She milked the sheep. Between the two of them they used to milk seventy sheep and they made five cheeses, four in the mornings and one at night. There was no running water in the cabin. They had a car and they would take water in containers. When it rained they would collect water with a long pole. If not, to do the washing they would tie a container of water on each side of the donkey and go by car. Then the donkey would go back itself to the barn and they would stay with the sheep.They had to bring down the cheese and all the rest on the donkey.She learnt to make cheese with her husband.The differences between the cheese in the old days and the cheese now. (17:30”).(19:25”). It did not take too much effort to rear the children. They were quite happy to play among themselves. When they were old enough to go to school they stayed with their grandfather in Donibane during the weekdays. She would go in winter to Eiheralarre because the pasture land was there.(24:05”) Anecdote: her husband became ill and she had to do all the work. They never kept any workers to help them. She was alone with the sheep on more than one occasion. She made many trips up and down, but only twice did she try to mount the donkey and both times she fell off.Not many people passed by up the Irupil Pass.The fiestas of Orbaitzeta were very important for the shepherds of Irupil. She has many fond memories. Everyone knew each other. In her opinion, despite being a woman, she did the job very well.One of her sons has become a shepherd, first here and later in America. She doesn’t think that any young woman nowadays would be able to live as a shepherdess as she did.(46:05”) Goodbye.
II-004a A02 jobs: - nutrition: Mainaina was at the shepherding for thirty-two years in Irupil. The same year that she got married she went to the pasture lands. The cabin was at a distance of three and half hours. They would go some eight days before to clean it and to bring up the provisions. Then they would take the sheep up on the twenty-ninth of April.In the mornings while her husband collected the sheep she would light the fire and heat the water so that all would be ready to make the cheeses as soon as the sheep were milked. Making the cheese was her work, she would make two in the morning and two at night. Meanwhile she would do the other chores, cleaning the cabin and so on. When it was time to take down the cheese, they would set off at about three in the morning with the mule and the donkey, before the cheese might get heated up. They needed eight days to bring down all the cheese. They used to milk about a hundred sheep and make cheese of that milk. She learnt how to do it from her husband. How they made the cheese.The chores in the cabin.They did up the place.Later they took over the hotel during two years but continued with the shepherding and the cheeses. When they had children, they too were up there in the summer. During the school year, however, they stayed down below.They never had any problems with the cheese. The journeys they had made up and down.By ten o’ clock in the morning they used to have all the chores finished .In the cabin there was no running water. They used to take two donkeys and it was about an hour away to reach the water spot. One donkey would carry sheets and things and the other the water. They had to go for water everyday.
IC-003a A07
SN-002a A03 When they finished school, they did not have time to play because they had to go to the river for water. They got their drinking water from a pump.
ATBO-001 A02 lifestyle - hygiene
ATBO-001 A03 mill - nutrition: - nutrition: