El fin de semana pasado fuimos a Barriga Negra, siempre me rio del nombre de una Estancia vecina: El Ombligo...de Barriga Negra. Hubo juego de pelota vasca, carreras, un cementerio abandonado y mucho aire limpio.
Over the Easter weekend we went to the farm. I always smile at the name of a neighboring farm it is called The Bellybutton, and it is located in a place called Black Belly, in Lavalleja, Uruguay. Over the weekend there was ball game, horse races, an abandoned cemetery and lots of clean year.
Fuimos a Polanco Sur donde se juntó mucha gente para las actividades del fin de semana. Sofisiticados equipos con deportivos super profesionales ... notar bombachas de campo... y la moderna tendencia de no usar calzado deportivo...
You can see very professional teams ... note the work pants. and they are way ahead... going barefoot.
The place is called Polanco Sur, in Uruguay it has long been a social meeting point in an otherwise empty area. The race track is out on a field and it is held by a stone wall that looks one hundred years old. The ball court is also centenary it was built by the Vasque immigrants early XX century.
At one point on our way home we missed a turn and ended finding two old cemeteries. There were some flowers left by visitors but overall it looked abandoned. Close to sunset when we finally found the right road we reached a place called Manguera Azul. The old stone corral is still standing made with the bluish-black stone found in the area.
Some quilting was also done. For a block, exchange. I could pretend they got lost in the mail and keep them all... but I would miss the fun of finding what other people build with fabric. Plus the blocks are 20 cm so I still get to make another bunch to get to a decent size blanket.