Sunday, November 25, 2007

Well digging, food

Daniel Spurgeon asked if the meat strung up on a pole next to the camp fire was from wild game. No Daniel, it's beef provided by the team leader, who circulates between two and three well drilling teams. The workers don't really have time to hunt, even if they wanted to do so. Secondly, I don't allow hunting on the premises of Bosque Santa Lucia. In reality, I can't really enforce the law because it's a big area surrounded by small farms and ranches. Traditionally all of these people hunt and not always out of necessity. There used to be a lot of game in the immediate region of the Bosque, but not anymore. The Bosque is now an island of forest surrounded by lands which have been deforested over the last few years for the planting of soybeans.

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