Whatever it takes
We were looking for goats to mow our property, and went to Atahualpa, to negotiate two nannies with first litter and one billy.
It happens that Atahualpa is known for its furniture building, as well as its chivos, or goats.
Behind the goat pen, I spotted some interesting logs neatly stacked, and asked the farmer what they were for. He explained that they used the logs to make benches. It was Sunday, so nobody was working, but I snapped a couple of pictures in the workshop—and the goat pen.
— Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and mountain states. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel(Taunton Press).