Thursday, January 17, 2013

Searching for Las Encinas Gemelas!

Oteruelo, La Rioja

Last Sunday we went searching for the "Twin Oaks" with our friends Jose Luís and Loly.
We found them right outside the abandoned town of Oteruelo in La Rioja. 
There are many towns like this all over Spain.
These huge and beautiful oak trees must be at least 200 years old.

I am standing in a "dehesa" looking up at the sky. Dehesa is a unique Spanish word for a type of agricultural practice. In most cases it is used as a managed grazing area for pigs. The abundance of these wild oak forests produce large acorn yields each year. The people of Spain have preserved this specific type of forest for this purpose.

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