Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Burros, burros and more burros

Nothing takes me back to the earlier times than seeing the burros on the streets in San Miguel de Allende.  This group of burros with their owner were delivering firewood (lena) door to door.

In the summer time, the burros are loaded down with burlap bags full of dirt and mulch for the garden.  I can always tell when it is the burro man knocking at my door looking for a sale.  It is load and never ending.
Talk about a well dressed milk man on his burro.
A successful day in town!  After a bit of rest, they have to make their journey back to the countryside (el campo). 
My good friend, Guadalupe who owns Penzi (an event planning business specializing in elegant and unique weddings) has her own burro named Benito.  Benito graces the scene of most weddings in town with his decorated baskets filled with shot glasses and a bottle of tequila. If you can believe it, Benito has his own Facebook page!
On Calle Cuna de Allende, this burro is patiently waiting for his owner to make a sell so he can lighten his burden.
This little furry guy lives out at a ranch owned by a friend of mine outside of town.  I just adore this sweet burro. 
A sleepy burro.  It must be siesta time!  Then time to go home.


  1. What fun meeting the best burros in San Miguel -- my favorite is Benito; gotta go check out his Facebook page!

  2. These pictures are so sad, lets see you haul all that weight on your back, and it doesn't seem to bother you, and they are so skinny. SAD....