Our last day of our 30th Anniversary visit to Taquile
Ivan had raised two ducks with the expressed goal of eating them for his 16th birthday party, April 6, which corresponded with our last night on Taquile.
We butchered the ducks the day before, and Ruperta marinated them overnight. Then, we made a Patcha Manca, which is a stone oven for roasting meat and vegetables.
|guitars and mandolins and a charango|
|sampoñas (pan flutes)|
|Ivan's birthday cake--Solar baked!|
|imbue the leaves with our prayers|
|Edith dances with her godfather, Lionnel.|
|Ruperta and Silvano dance together|
|colorful Tara with smiling Ruperta|