15/06 - 18/06
Inevitably a soccer game broke out which we were more than happy to partake in. It was a bit chaotic, no one quite knew whose team they were in or which position that they were playing. All that mattered is that you followed the ball, with all the other players, around the field. Classic bunching at the grass-roots level of any team sport.
We then went back to enjoy a spectacular home-cooked meal. Easar really spoilt us with her delicious traditional Brazilian cooking.
The plan for the afternoon was to head to Markus' farm. He told us that a lamb had been born just a few days earlier and we were dying to meet it.
The farm was just a short 15min walk from the house. Markus' son runs the farm and lives there with his wife. They have dairy cows which need to be milked every morning. Anna and Sophia help out with the milking a few times a week.
After the excitement of the farm, Marcus picked us up and we headed to his second farm. We jumped onto the back of the bakkie and we were off.
Looking over the River Paraguay which had just, the week before, played host to the biggest fishing festival in the world.
After some delicious ice-cream with everything you can imagine on top, we headed to a birthday party that we had been invited to by one of the teachers at the kindergarten.
We arrived a fashionable half an hour late but in the spirit of true Brazilian time, the birthday girl was still in the shower and only presented herself half an hour later.
It was our last day and we wanted to get some supplies for the bus ride to Santa Cruz, some gifts to say thank you for the hospitality and a birthday gift for Sophia, whose birthday it was the next day.