Basically, the lechero, milkman, guides a herd of goats, cabras in Guatemalan Spanish, around town selling the drawn-on-the-spot glass of milk for Q5/$0.60. Some people drink the milk directly from the glass, while others boil it first. I remember that when I was a kid, having warm milk ordeñada, harvested, on the spot was a highlight of the day. This picture of the lechero from San Juan del Obispo was taken in San Gaspar Vivar as he made his way down to Antigua Guatemala.
This freshly-harvested milk delivery approach puts a new twist of the term “fresh milk”, don’t you think?
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