Many of the families here have un campo in el campo. Which means they have a farm in the countryside. While we have access to a car we were able to accept an invitation to el campo.
Rosario and Juan's farm is about an hour out of 9 de Julio along a series of unnamed dirt roads. Depp was immediately ecstatic because Alejo had brought along two hockey sticks so they could play some one on one.
We were getting ready to go for a horse ride when Juan saw a snake going under the cattle grid. He said that it was safe. Because we come from Australia we had to ask him several times if it really was safe as Australian snakes are able to bite through a tin can and hot wire cars. Indiana dived her hand in the leaf litter and pulled out the snake. Juan and the farm hand were shocked that Indiana wasn't afraid of catching a snake.
Part of the tour included going into the dairy while the cows were being milked. We must have had tickets to the cheap seats because we were right at the tail end of the cows and Mooton's 4th Law of Grass Consumption states that what goes in eventually must come out. We tried to scamper out of the splatter zone but several jeans and few exposed bits of skin received some moosturiser.
There were three horses saddled for us to take a short ride. This is the second time that Indiana has been on a horse and she seems to have developed a love for horse riding. Depp, who has a fear of doing new things, didn't want to go on the horse so we told him to just sit there for a picture, but the light wasn't right so we had to move the horse a few metres.
After I took him for a little walk he said that he would like to go a little bit further. This is one boy who needs a love shove when it comes to new things.
Sunsets here are long and slow with vivid colours. The night ended with an asado (BBQ). Our hosts told us while we were eating at around 8 o'clock that, that was the time they usually light the fire for their asado. Argentine people eat dinner much later and we are constantly asked if we are hungry when we go to bed.