The small township of San Joaquin is known for its fresh vegetables. Good black dirt for a thriving farm community.
Many of the crops are sold through the Co-op and the other markets in Cuenca and beyond.
One of the blue City buses ends its route at the town, but we explored small areas beyond, into the Caja Mountains, too. The altitude in places is higher than Cuenca, so felt much more chilly. We were glad we had our jackets.
There are crank-style 'gates' and a schedule of when the folks can take their share of the water (just like at the ranch).
This picture of the river shows a family washing carrots for market.
Some sights reminded us of the Wild West. Some were more 'Early California/Mission' style.
Some of the houses have been renovated and updated...a little of everything.
Cute children, and it looks like supplies for a project or 2.
A colorful trumpet tree.
This small structure at the top of the picture is for a family's pig. It is some distance from the family's house (on purpose!)
What a fun day!