I’m putting the 4 weeks of Month 6 together because they are the final four weeks of our second solo journey. 4 weeks spent resting Roxy and getting set up with an English teaching job.
Welcome to UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Equine Reproduction Facility, located in Santillan, Queretaro, México. Remember the 2 equine reproduction vets that discovered that my mare Roxy was NOT pregnant, in WEEK 21?
“But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint”. Edmund Burke.
WEEK 22 | Mexico a Caballo.
Javier Perez Rocha is the owner of Rancho Santa Marina, an organic sheep cheese farm, located just west of Atongo, Queretaro. When Javier was a boy his father bought the farm and since 1983 it had seen many iterations: cattle, hay, asparagus, mixed vegetables. Now, since 2009, it produces organic sheep cheese.
“Sometimes our power resides not in what we do, but in what we don’t do.” Paulo Coelho
WEEK 20 | Mexico a Caballo. Huichapan, Hidalgo to Colón, Queretaro | 3 days riding, 65 kms.
“We can move water easily with plastic pipes. We can move shade around with nursery cloth like a tinker toy for animals and plants. Yet we have developed this necessity to grow food with chemical fertiliser because we have forgotten the magic of manure.”
“Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.” Garth Brooks. Week 18 was a 5 day push retracing last year’s route from Apizaco to Pachuca.
“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” Bruce Lee. WEEK 16 | 5001: Mexico a Caballo.
“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”
Robert Jordan. WEEK 14 | Mexico a Caballo.